Welcome to my personal website! My name is Shivan Sivakumaran. Here is where I show all my ideas about life.

Primarily, I work as an optometrist, but I have a diverse range of professional interests. These include:

  • writing,
  • computer programming.

I live in the great city of Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. My origins are Sri Lanka Tamil, but for my entire life I identify myself as Kiwi. Being Te Papa-i-Oea Palmerston North born-and-bred and having studied in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland during my degree, Christchurch combines the best of these two locations and is not my new home.

I completed my degree, Bachelor of Optometry (Hons), at the University of Auckland in 2016.

My interests in Optometry include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Low vision
  • Specialty contact lenses
  • Ocular diseases

I hold a TPA endorsement and I undertook further education through the Australian College of Optometry obtaining an Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma in 2018. Subsequently, I am a Board-Approved Independent Optometrist Glaucoma Prescriber.

I have interest in specialty contact lenses for treatment of keratoconus, and myopia control through orthokeratology.

I work in private practice as well as with the Canterbury District Health Board as an Low Vision Optometrist.

Optometry is the union between a care of vision and providing a specialised service. This can be done by providing reassurance from a routine eye examination and thorough explanation of important eye health to recommending a highly accurate prescription and treatment of eye diseases.

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Outside of the professional realm my recreational pursuits include:

  • skiing,
  • reading books and listening to podcasts about productivity, self-help and business,
  • I am also a part of an Olympic weightlifting club, Christchurch City Weightlifting.
Shivan Sivakumaran
One of my hobbies is Olympic Weightlifting. Here I am representing Christchurch City Weightlifting at a club competition.