Our Story

McDonald Adams Optometrists is located on the main street of Warkworth. We are one-off, and locally owned.  Claire McDonald and Sally Adams share a vision of an optometry practice with a difference and offering our customers something special.

We enjoy being part of our community, taking time to build long term relationships with our clients.  We understand that seeing well comes from skill and care in examining your eyes, teamed with expert dispensing, helping you understand how to make the most of your vision.

There is a good reason we do not offer everybody the same package, you are not the same as everyone else. Our frame selection reflects our passion for good design.  Being independent means we choose the ranges which you will be inspired to wear, eyewear that fits your life and reflects who you are. 

Sally Adams

BOptom Cert OcPharm
PG Dip Sci, Optometrist, Practice Owner

Sally is a local.  She completed her secondary education at Mahurangi College before qualifying as an optometrist at Auckland University. "Having worn glasses myself since the age of four, I always wanted to help others make the most of their vision. Detecting potentially sight limiting conditions and finding solutions to improve visual comfort continues to be what I strive to do."

Claire McDonald

BMS BOptom PG Dip Sci, 
Optometrist, Practice Owner

Claire qualified at Auckland University in 1994 and opened the practice in Warkworth in 1999.  "This is my dream practice - I love being part of our local community and working as an optometrist is extremely rewarding.  I enjoy taking time to build long term relationships and offer eyecare which people value, something we feel good about.  Our role as optometrists is continually expanding; two recent developments are managing glaucoma, and the exciting new science of myopia control for children. "

Deanna Jordan

Deanna - Feb 2018.JPG

BOptom (Hons)

Deanna completed her optometry degree, with Honours, at the University of Auckland.

Deanna enjoys working with children and has a special interest in low vision - helping people who need solutions beyond regular glasses.  At University Deanna researched public awareness of optometry, which has given her insights into the role of an optometrist in the community.

Since joining McDonald Adams in February 2017, Deanna has been instrumental in setting up Myopia Control initiatives. This is an important part of optometry now, offering solutions which help to slow progress of shortsightedness, particularly in young people.