Yvonne Shepherd B. Optom
I have 26 years experience working as an Optometrist in the greater Wellington area. I have worked in a variety of permanent and locum positions in suburban and city practices, and this has given me valuable experience in helping a wide range of people with varying visual needs. I currently work two days a week in a central city practice.
I enjoy all aspects of general Optometry work, especially taking my mobile equipment to carry out eye exams for those that require special care in their homes.
" Yvonne was the only optometrist in Wellington I could find who does home visits. This was great for my mother who is housebound. Yvonne was caring and attentive, and went the extra mile to give mum good service by delivering the glasses herself when they were ready. She was sensitive to mum's needs. My mother was really happy with her glasses, so I thoroughly recommend Yvonne as a professional and caring optometrist "
" Yvonne Shepherd, mobile optometrist, has recently tested my sisters eyes, using her mobile service. My sister is very disabled and slightly brain damaged and lives in a home hospital. The test took place in my sisters room, enabling my sister to be comfortable, both physically and emotionally, in her own space. Yvonne showed much care, empathy and professionalism during her visit and during the testing of my sisters eyes. No stress! All communication with Yvonne to make the appointment, was prompt by phone, txt and email. Her recommendation and results were delivered straight away.
I would recommend Yvonne to any carer of disabled person, who needs to have their eyes tested, where travel and accessibility to an optometrist is difficult. A great service. Thankyou Yvonne "
" Recently I was requested by Kay's family to support Kay getting an eye test by a visiting optometrist.
Kay is a resident in a rest home, in the hospital wing. She was in bed when the optometrist arrived and introduced herself to us. Yvonne, we found to be very bright, friendly and considerate as she made herself known to us and told Kay what she was doing. Yvonne quickly assessed Kay's situation and considered how to manage this eye test. The whole test Yvonne included Kay in a very positive way. We found the whole experience to be enjoyable both for Kay and myself as I supported her.
Yvonne is a lovely lady and a very efficient optometrist. She was totally considerate of her customer's needs. I would happily recommend her to any person who requires an visiting optometrist, regardless of age, living situation or needs "
"I recently had a cataract operation on both my eyes within a year. However not being well and getting to the optometrist she said she would do a home visit. It was performed very professionally and she found a problem which needed me to visit the surgeon again for his opinion. I was extremely fortunate to have had her expert diagnosis and am most thankful all is well from the surgery I had to fix the problem. I certainly recommend Yvonne as a home visit optometrist as it is essential that eyes are kept in good health as one ages"
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