Marna Claassen

Marna decided to pursue optometry as it combines her love of science, problem solving, and people! Her caring nature and genuine interest in getting to know each patient helps Marna create a management plan that is specific to each person’s visual needs and goals. Marna is a therapeutically endorsed optometrist and is interested in all aspects of optometry, particularly paediatric care, myopia control and contact lenses. Marna’s love of paediatric care has led her to complete the Australian College of Optometry Advanced Certificate in Children’s Vision. 

After completing an Undergraduate Degree majoring in Physiology with minor in Anatomy at the University of Otago, Marna studied Optometry at Auckland University. Giving back is something Marna is passionate about, and she has been a participant for a number of outreach programs. She was selected as a One Sight scholarship recipient in New Zealand, assisting with free eye care in the North Island, as well as being selected as a Unite for Sight Global Impact Fellow travelling to India to establish and operate free eye clinics in rural and disadvantaged communities.

In her free time, Marna enjoys exploring WA in her vintage camper van and if it’s a sunny day, you can bet she’ll be at the beach.