Guenther Lammer


I was 15 years of age when I started my Apprenticeship as a Dispensing Optician. in my father’s Optical Shop in Austria. My father ensured that I mastered good people skills as well as outstanding workmanship and optical knowledge in this wide field of optics. As a Master Optician, I immigrated to New Zealand with my wife and two children. Shortly after arriving my wife and I started Orewa Optics in 1987.

I have always focused (and still do) on the right combination of frames and lenses for each individual person and their specific needs. I also regard the adjustment and fitting of a frame to each individual of high importance. People often say they have never had their glasses adjusted with such accuracy.

In 1994, my daughter Petra decided to follow me in my footsteps learning the trade to perfection, for which I am very proud of. My wife and I decided it was time to spend more time on our hobbies like cycling, tramping and exploring New Zealand in our “fifth-wheeler” and time with our grandchildren. It was comforting to know Petra was there to take over and continue with Orewa Optics, knowing she would carry on focusing on the same high quality and standard our customers were accustomed to. After 45 Years in the industry I now enjoy coming to work when required.


I have been coming to Orewa Optics for 2 years with 2 of my children who have worn glasses since they were preschoolers. Petra and Grant and the team at Orewa Optics are always friendly and helpful on our many visits for getting the boys glasses adjusted and for regular check ups. We are always greeted by name and the boys are always happy to visit because they feel welcomed into the store. Grant has built a fantastic rapport with the boys and they feel at ease during their eye checks. The professional and personal service is always of a high level at Orewa Optics.

Kylie McIntyre

Thanks so much for the outstanding care you and your team at Orewa Optics have shown our children and their eye health. Playing golf is a revelation to Anna since she was fitted with Ortho K. Not wearing glasses or lenses throughout the day has made her life much easier, especially sport! Grant has explained every step of the way how her eyes are changing with Ortho K and she loves seeing the latest computer images at her checkups. We were also delighted that Sam’s condition was detected at an early stage and that preventative measures were able to be taken to hopefully prevent further deterioration in his eye sight. Your wonderful team of skilled staff, are always available to provide outstanding and friendly support to our children and have readily answered any questions they have had. Keep up the great work Orewa Optics!

Marcel and Kellie Reinen