In 2017 we elected to include a recently graduated Fellow, in order to better represent the interests of newer ophthalmologists.


Our Chair

Dean Corbett+

DeanCorbettDean is a consultant and surgeon at Auckland Eye, his main interest is correcting focusing errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. 

Dean is the only RANZCO recognised fellowship-trained refractive surgeon in New Zealand.  He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and tutor to New Zealand ophthalmic registrars. In 2009 he received an award for excellence in registrar training and is a sought after lecturer and educator by GP’s, optometrists, ophthalmology trainees and ophthalmic companies. 




Dr Sonya Bennett+

Dr Sonya Bennett 200px2Dr Sonya Bennett is a founder and Director of City Eye Specialists. Sonya is also a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Greenlane Clinical Centre Eye Clinic and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Auckland. 


Board members


Nicholas Johnston+

DrNicholas JohnstonDr Nicholas Johnston is a general ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist) with sub specialist interests in cataract, glaucoma and oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery.

He consults on a wide range of eye diseases including:

Dr Johnston completed his undergraduate medical training at Otago Medical School in 2005. He subsequently completed ophthalmology training throughout New Zealand prior to completing his fellowship in Perth, WA.


Rebecca Stack+

RebeccaStackRebecca is a senior doctor for the  Canterbury District Health Board and the current Clinical Director of the  eye department. She was the founding chairperson of Christchurch Eye Surgery and specialises in oculo-plastic surgery.

After completing her ophthalmology training in NZ, Rebecca was selected to undertake further Fellowship training in oculo-plastic surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Rebecca is also a member of the RANZCO (Royal Australia and NZ College of Ophthalmologists) board of examiners. 


Shenton Chew+

shentonShenton is a consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye, and both Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) and Counties-Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB). He trained as an ophthalmologist in the Auckland and the Waikato regions, then attended his two-year clinical glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He uses his positions as the current chairman of the ADHB surgeons’ meeting and spokesperson for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) to advocate for patients that need access to tertiary level ophthalmic care.
Shenton also has a strong background in academic research, having obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree during his two-year optic nerve research fellowship at The University of Auckland and remains an honorary senior lecturer with the University. He is well published, presents regularly to international ophthalmic meetings and enjoys tutoring optometrists and the next generation of ophthalmologists.

Dr Michael Merriman+

MichaelMerrimanDr Michael Merriman specialises in glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery and general ophthalmology. He is also a refractive surgeon at the Laser Eye Centre and a consultant ophthalmologist at Waikato Hospital.

Dr Merriman graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1990 and completed his Ophthalmic Specialist training at Auckland and Waikato Hospitals in 2001. Additional experience was gained by Dr Merriman in Fellowship training in the UK at the West of England Eye Unit followed by Fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London gaining further expertise in glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr Merriman has also completed research projects which have been published in international journals and he presents his research findings at both local and international meetings.


Logan Mitchell+

Logan Mitchell 200pxSqLogan is Dunedin trained and has attended Fellowships in both Strabismus and Cornea in Australia.
Logan is based in Dunedin and will represent his colleagues in that region well.


Executive Officer 

Moira McInerney+

moiraMoira is an experienced executive manager within health, she has worked in Business Development, as a General Manager and as a CEO. Moira most recently worked as the CEO of Auckland Eye and as such was involved with the commissioning of Oasis Surgical but has also worked in hospital management, pathology and diagnostic imaging.

Moira’s qualifications include; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a MBA in Health, she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently lectures to Masters of Health Management students.