Grant Dabb


Qualifications: DipOpt CertOcPharm FACBO

I graduated from Auckland University in 1981, and worked in Auckland, England and Scotland for the next 5 years. After travelling the world, I settled in Whangaparaoa with my family and established a large and successful practise over 20 years until selling in 2007.

In 2010 the opportunity arose to join Petra and her team at Orewa Optics where I bring my strengths in clinical optometry and quality dispensing for the benefit of our clients.

I am passionate about providing good vision for my patients. I regularly participate in continuing education in all aspects of optometry and completed a Fellowship in Behavioural Optometry in 2008. This has supported my major interest in children’s vision and visually related learning problems, lazy eyes, stroke and brain injuries and my involvement with the Special Olympics.

A developing field I am very enthusiastic about is Ortho-K , an exciting new technology using overnight wear of contact lenses to correct and control myopia (shortsightedness). I attend local and international conferences in Ortho-K and am excited with the potential it offers my patients.

Out of work I practice and teach yoga, ride motorcycles, serve on my school board of trustees and enjoy science and music. I have three grown daughters (all with good eyesight) now pursuing their own careers.


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