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Dr Ryan Mahmoud

Optometrist | BOptom, BBS, PGDipArts, PGCertHSci, AdvCertGlauc
Ryan Mahmoud

Ryan is the owner and principal optometrist at NVISION Eyecare®. He is an experienced optometrist with 15 years of experience as an optometrist in New Zealand. Ryan attened Palmerston North Boys High School before going on to study optometry at the University of Auckland. Ryan founded NVISION Eyecare in 2018 in the Apollo Health & Wellness centre to offer a unique eyecare-focused optometry service that allows him to focus on his various interests like children's vision, contact lenses and dry eye.

Ryan is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe topical and oral medications for ocular eye conditions. He is an authorised glaucoma prescriber, which means that he is one of a limited number of optometrists in New Zealand that can prescribe medication to treat glaucoma. Ryan is also accredited with the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct eye exams for pilots.

Ryan is interested in using technology to improve eye care. He attends conferences, in New Zealand and overseas, to stay up to date with the latest technology. His passion for technology can be seen in the impressive technology provided at NVISION Eyecare®. Ryan is also the director of another company, OES Ltd, that specialises in research and development to develop state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment for optometrists.

Ryan is Married and has a two children. In his spare time, Ryan likes to read and follow Rugby and European football.

Special-interest areas:

  • General Optometry

  • Paediatric Optometry

  • Myopia Control

  • Specialty Contact Lens fitting.

  • Gas permeable contact lenses.

  • Keratoconus.

  • Dry Eye.

  • Glaucoma.

  • Technology in eye care.


  • Bachelor of Optometry, University of Auckland.

  • Bachelor of Business Studies, Massey University.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, University of Wales Trinity St David.

  • Certificate in Myopia Control, Brien Holden Vision Institute.

  • Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma, Australian College of Optometry.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Dry Eye), University of Auckland


  • Registered with Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand.

  • Member of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists.

  • Member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand.