Our People

Our optometrists, optical dispensers and reception staff are committed to providing you with comprehensive, thorough, friendly and efficient service and eye care.

Renee Edgar

Renee is a Therapeutically trained Optometrist with a special interest in sports vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation (post-concussion), ocular pathology and multi focal contact lenses. Renee has also had experience moonlighting at the Wellington Public Hospital Eye Department Glaucoma clinic where she worked in a multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

Graduating from the University of Auckland in 2003 Renee first worked in Taupo which plenty of interesting eye diseases and management of cases with ophthalmologists.  A very challenging first job inspired her interest in pathology and co-management.

A 3 year hiatus from optometry saw Renee pack her back pack for some interesting travel experiences where she worked as a tour manager for Contiki Holidays throughout Europe. Feel free to ask her for hints about where to go.

Settling back into New Zealand life Renee joined McClellan Grimmer Edgar in 2010 becoming a partner in 2013.

Eleisha Dudson

Eleisha is passionate about Optometry, coming to McClellan Grimmer Edgar with extensive experience in specialty contact lenses including Orthokeratology (OrthoK), Keratoconus and children’s contact lenses.

Eleisha is a Therapeutically qualified Optometrist, graduating from The University of Auckland in 2007 with honours. She now continues to spend time furthering her knowledge and with her passion for OrthoK she studied to achieve her Fellowship for the International Academy of OrthoK and Myopia control in 2016. In her spare time she also contributes to the specialty contact lens and Optometry profession, as the Vice President for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society and the Wellington Branch Chair of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists.

Caring for her patients, to ensure they gain the knowledge they need about their eye health, is what motivates her as an Optometrist. When not in the Optometry clinic you may see her at a park or beach with a toddler, or even doing a handstand challenge or two.


Lani is our part-timer and has a lot of experience in the optical industry.

She especially enjoys helping patients with the selection of frames. 

Lani is working towards her Bachelor's degree majoring in Psychology.



Yvanni is our practice manager.  She has over 20 years of experience in retail management with 15 of those years being with a large corporate optical company.

She is passionate about growing and developing people as well as the business.  A keen eye for fashion, she loves to carefully select the frames and sunglasses you see on display in the practice.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her whanau and friends. 

Hayden Harris

Hayden is a Therapeutically qualified Optometrist, Graduating from the University of Auckland with First Class Honours in 2016. He has worked in the Wellington region ever since. He has a particular interest in specialty contact lenses, including lenses for Keratoconus and Ortho K for myopia. He enjoys working with complicated prescriptions and providing innovative solutions.


Hayden was born in the  Wellington region and was keen to return home once he completed University. Outside of work, Hayden is kept busy with his Swedish Vallhund and his newborn baby girl!


I have been in the optical industry for over 8 years.

Customer service is my passion. There is nothing I like more than interacting with our clients. Except maybe frame selecting for them 😊. At work you will find me either at the reception desk or on the floor, admiring our beautiful frames.

When not at work, my time is spent travelling which incorporates my love of photography and architecture, pottering in my glasshouse and perfecting the perfect Gin and Tonic.




I have worked in customer service/retail for a number of years prior to starting with McClellan Grimmer Edgar.

You'll find me helping to repair and adjust customer's frames as well as administration on the reception desk.