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 200px3

Dr 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




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.


Derrell Meyer+

Bio coming soon.

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.