The OCULA Team

Roberta McIlraith

Roberta has over 15 years experience as an optometrist working predominantly in Christchurch for Curtis Vision.  She is passionate about excellence in eye care using innovative technologies and solutions for every eye care need and she doesn’t mind rolling up her sleeves to tackle the trickier optical conditions. Among all the talents Roberta has for eyes, she is at the top of the game for specialty contact lens fitting and prescribing, and in her spare time represents the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of New Zealand as a councillor.

Roberta is a Senior Optometrist in Christchurch.

Roberta McIlraith OCULA Optometrist Christchurch Merivale

Olivia Ferguson

A self-confessed avid learner, Olivia has a true passion for optics and is particularly interested in paediatrics, the medical management of myopia, and speciality contact lenses. Her approach to optometry is patient-centric - she strives to provide the best possible care and go above-and-beyond for all of her patients.

Olivia is an Optometrist in Christchurch.

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Madison Preston

Madison joins our Queenstown practice and hails from Cromwell! Throughout Madison's career, she has worked for the Auckland School of Optometry and as an optometrist in Wellington.  

Madison is an Optometrist in Arrowtown



Kirsty Pienaar

Kirsty is a qualified Senior Dispensing Optician at OCULA, with over 20 years’ experience in optometry. Her passion for clients and true love for eyecare shines through – and she brings world-class eyecare knowledge to OCULA. 

Kirsty is OCULA's Operations Manager.


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Danielle Winstone

Danielle is an optometrist with a comprehensive skill-set and a strong background in paediatric eye care. With extensive experience in the medical management of myopia, infantile aphakia, orthokeratology and contact lenses - Danielle’s passion lies within a niche speciality known as Behavioural Optometry, which enables the treatment of developmental delays and learning difficulties by looking at how the brain processes what eyes can see. Danielle is one of the few  Behavioural Optometrists in the Queenstown Lakes Districts and is also a binocular vision specialist.

Danielle is a Director at OCULA.