Hester du Plessis

Hester has relocated to Tauranga with her husband, an emergency room physician, who was recently offered a role in the area. 

An internationally renowned optometrist, Hester du Plessis was recruited specifically for OCULA from the leading South African practice - The Oculus - for her strong background in clinical work. With a passion for eye disease Hester comes with extensive experience at the forefront of eye disease management and will be focusing on glaucoma, macular degeneration and anterior (front-of-eye) diseases.

Warm, caring and highly personable Hester is continually striving for excellence, and as such is completing a post-graduate diploma in Ocular Therapeutics (basically, a fancy way of saying eye disease management). This will allow her to not only diagnose, but also treat and manage a number of eye diseases.  She’ll also be working on forging stronger relationships with private ophthalmologists and the SDHB, to serve you as a patient better.

Hester is at the top of her game when it comes to eyecare and this - coupled with her genuine love of people - means when you book in with her you’ll be secure in the knowledge that you’re in the very best of hands.

Hester can be seen in Queenstown and Wanaka

Hester du Plessis