MEET THE TEAM


Nigel Nigel Somerville - Owner Optometrist
Glen Eden Optometrist was opened in 1979 by Mrs Margaret Raby.  Nigel Somerville joined the team in 1983 after completing his Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Optometry from the University of Auckland, eventually purchasing the practice from Mrs Raby.  
 
Having been a part of the Glen Eden landscape for so many years, Nigel is passionate about the Glen Eden community and is on the committee for the Glen Eden Business Association.   Nigel enjoys playing social football, and is an avid supporter of Man City and the Warriors.  He has two children - Nicole is a police officer, and Vaughan who is working towards his masters.

 

Samantha Samantha Davey – Practice Manager / Dispensing Optician
Samantha moved to Auckland from the Far North in 2000 and studied psychology and linguistics at Massey University.  After working with children with autism, Samantha moved into optics in 2004, and joined the team in 2012.
 Samantha is also part of the Crave Collective – a group of community-minded individuals who run a charitable café in Morningside.  Samantha has completed three years of night classes learning sign language at Auckland Deaf Society, and has recently qualified as a Dispensing Optician.

 

Michelle Michelle Beaumont - Receptionist / Optical Assistant
Michelle has been working in the optical field for many years – most recently with the frame suppliers for Adidas and Silhouette. She is an expert at repairs and frame adjustments, and has a great eye for fashion.

Michelle is a Titirangi local, and enjoys spending time at the beach or bush walking.

 

Sachi Rathod - Optical Assistant
Sachi is the newest member of our team, working behind the desk on Saturdays. She is a second year student currently working towards her degree in Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland.

Call us today on 09 818 4452 or email gleneden@visique.co.nz