John Veale

An industry stalwart, John Veale is a pioneer within New Zealand’s optometry profession. His career - spanning 40 years and several countries - makes him one of the most experienced optometrists in the country. With a passion for helping others, John has spent considerable time in both the Cook Islands and Cambodia working alongside charities to treat those most in need.

John was the director and previous owner of Merivale Optical (now OCULA, Merivale) and after recently stepping back from his proprietary role, will continue to practice on under the OCULA umbrella.  John is focused on researching and upskilling, sitting on the board for several prominent organisations including the New Zealand Corneal and Contact Lens Society. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow, and spends considerable time ensuring he is at the top of his game when it comes to both technique and technology.

John also has a special interest the treatment of dry eye, and was one of the first in New Zealand to use Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) for the treatment of dry eye. John also has experience in post-concussion vision syndrome. With a wealth of experience, and well-rounded skill-set, an appointment with John is sure to put any of your eye concerns to rest.

John's retirement means he is no longer practicing in Merivale and so has suitable passed the reigns over to Director and Principal Optometrist Roberta McIlraith for the ongoing continued care of his patients.

Roberta can be seen at Merivale

John Veale