Optometry is the union between a care of vision and providing a specialised service.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

  • help improve the awareness of optometry and eyecare
  • guide optometrists and other professionals to a life of fulfillment

On here are a wide set of topics, including those catered to other optometrists such as my career in optometry, personal finance, lifestyle and more.

The material on here is to help others and the best way to keep up to date is to subscribe to my free newsletter.

About Me

My name is Shivan Sivakumaran and I am an Optometrist. I have a diverse range of interests which include:

  • writing,
  • photography,
  • designing,
  • marketing,
  • computer programming with Python,
  • designing web sites.

I have been living in Christchurch since I graduated. Being Palmerston North born-and-bred and having lived in Auckland during my degree, Christchurch combines the best of these two locations and has become my new home.

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

My intrigues 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.


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.