Simon Little (the Optometrist)

Simon is somewhat familiar with the Waikanae area. He spent his childhood and college years in Levin (despite being born in Auckland - but we don't hold that against him). Optometry training was through Auckland University (1996-1999) with his therapeutic qualification obtained in the mid 2000's. Simon has since worked throughout the lower North Island, from Wellington to Hawera, before deciding to open his own practice in Waikanae (joint venture with his father Bruce from Bruce Little Optometrists Levin). Currently revelling in the challenge of owning his own practice, Simon also enjoys tennis, snowboarding and taking his Kawasaki motorcycle out for a ride - so long as the sun's out and it's not too windy.



Paula van Soest (the Receptionist)

Paula is a local lass, who resides in Raumati. She spent the last 10 years working as a Teacher Aide at Raumati Beach School. When the opportunity for her to take a new job at WaikanEYE Optometrists arose, she decided a change in career was needed and took up the position of receptionist. Paula enjoys the contact with the customers/patients, and is a great addition to the team. She also enjoys spending time with her family, who have interests in skiing, tramping and the great outdoors.