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About us

Rotorua Eye Clinic is a private Specialist Ophthalmology Clinic providing a service to patients from as far as Auckland and Taumaranui, Waikato and Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty. 

The Clinic opened the doors to its purpose built premises on 5th January 2011.  Central Day Stay Theatre opened on 15 March 2011. 

The Rotorua Eye Clinic is under contract to Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand - Lakes to provide public ophthalmology services to patients.

The Ophthalmologists are supported by a motivated and friendly team of clinical and non-clinical staff.

All our team are highly trained and undertake professional training and development on an ongoing basis.  Rotorua Eye Clinic continues to evaluate and offer new treatments for a wide range of eye conditions.

Rotorua Eye Clinic is based at 71 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua and have an outlying clinic in Taupo.

In December 2014 we proudly achieved DAA Group Accreditation (NZS 8164:2005 Day Stay Surgery and Procedures).


​Business Manager Kim Ibberson leads the motivated and committed team at the Rotorua Eye Clinic and Central DayStay Theatre.


We have a team of trained administration and clinical nursing staff supporting the Ophthalmologists, providing an efficient and high quality customer service.

Our Doctors







Derrell trained in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, after completing his initial medical education in New Zealand.  

Derrell joined the Rotorua Eye Clinic in 2003.  A comprehensive Ophthalmologist, with special interests that include glaucoma, paediatrics and ocular plastics.

After graduating from Otago Medical School, Marc trained as an Ophthalmologist at Wellington Hospital. He completed post fellowship training in Jerusalem, Israel, Bristol and London respectively.

Marc joined the Rotorua Eye Clinic in 1995.

​Marc is a general Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Ocular Plastic Surgery.






FRC Ophth (London)


Dr Carey completed his medical degree and then specialized in ophthalmology in Cape Town, South Africa. After doing a Fellowship in the UK, he has been in private practice for the last 12 years. He has served in numerous leadership roles, including the Executive Committee of the SA Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, he has a special interest in Corneal Surgery and Anterior Segment Pathology including Complex Cataracts, Refractive solutions and Glaucoma. He joined the Rotorua Eye Clinic in January 2021. 

Medical training in South Africa was followed by specialist ophthalmology training at the University Hospital of Wales. Since 2002 Colin has been working in Ophthalmology in the UK and he joined the Rotorua Eye Clinic in August 2020. Colin is a leading international speaker and innovator in ophthalmology with numerous patents to his name and an active educational website

His belief in putting the patient at the centre of all that he does fits in with the ethos of the Rotorua Eye Clinic. Colin has a special interest in Dry Eye Disease, cornea and cataract surgery.





Dr Malcolm Naudé (pronounced no-dear) qualified as a doctor in South Africa in 1997, and after working in acute medicine in the UK and Australia he returned to Cape Town in South Africa to specialize as an Ophthalmologist. 

Since 2018 he has been working as a Generalist Ophthalmologist with an interest in oculoplastics, uveitis, ocular inflammation and glaucoma. 

Dr Malcolm Naudé joined Rotorua Eye Clinic in March 2023, and he hopes to partner with stakeholders to the advancement of the ophthalmology service in the Lakes area.

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