group Jan 2019

About us

Our History

Peter George Dick qualified as an Optician in London in 1915 and opened up a combined jewellery & optical business on Princess St, Dunedin NZ.

In 1930 his son, Peter Norman Dick, took over the practice once he qualified. He built up the optometry side of the business.

In 1962, his son Peter Leslie Dick joined him and together they expanded the optometry practice and eventually sold the jewellery business to the Daniels. Both Peter N and Peter L visited many parts of Otago on a regular basis. Peter Norman retired in 1979 and died in 1994. Peter Leslie works in the Dunedin and Mosgiel branches and regularly visits Cromwell and Ranfurly.

In 1992, Peter Stewart Dick joined his father and they opened the Oamaru practice in combination with the Dunedin practice. The Oamaru practice is now a full time practice owned by Optometrist Dave Roberts and is known as Visique Oamaru Eye Care. In 2007 Optometrist Dave Roberts took over this practice.

In 2001, The business joined Visique as a founding member. Visique is now the largest independently owned Optometry group in New Zealand. It is totally owned by New Zealanders. This results in better training utilising world leading eye wear along with personal service by local people who know their community. 

In 2013 Peter Stewart received a Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics from the Queensland University of Technology. This year long post graduate course enables Peter to prescribe medications for eye conditions including red eyes. 

In April 2014 Optometrist Mike Hopley starts work in the Dunedin and Mosgiel practices following Peter Leslie's retirement. Peter Stewart starts regularly visiting Cromwell and Ranfurly. 

In 2015 100 years in business is celebrated with a party on the 27th of July. 

In 2016 Hana Namik starts work full time as an Optometrist with Peter Stewart in both the Dunedin and Mosgiel practices.

in 2018 both Peter and Hana become Board Approved Optometrist Glaucoma Prescribers. This allows Peter and Hana to treat and manage Glaucoma independently.



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For Over 100 years We have been synonymous with both Otago and Optometry

About us