Michael enjoys travelling, when possible, to overseas ophthalmology conferences or visiting his 3 adult children around the world with his wife Lucinda. When he has the time, he loves working on their lifestyle block, going to the beach and is very passionate about skiing.
In this time Of Covid 19 Dr Merriman is taking additional steps to protect both his patients and his staff. You can now book a video appointment for an assessment with Michael without leaving the comfort of your bubble.
Michael has an uncompromised commitment to providing excellent patient centred care.
In cataract surgery he is experienced in using the lastest lens technologies in order to get the best outcome for your vision.
In addition to cataracts Michael does glaucoma surgery and pterygium surgery.
He has also done thousands of refractive surgeries including Lasik, IOLs and ICLs. He is continuously striving to find the best solutions for his patients.
Michael is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Waikato Public Hospital, Hamilton Eye Clinic, Bridgewater Day Surgery and Laser Eye Centre.
Michael is very involved with the selection and training of junior Ophthalmologists. He is an Honorary Academic Lecturer at University of Auckland Medical School.
He is on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology NZ Branch Executive Committee
He is also currently on the RANZCO Qualification and Education Committee, as the New Zealand Chair. A recent large role is Chair of its Selection Board for Australia and NZ.
Current Board member and previous Chair of Ophthalmology New Zealand.
Michael qualified as a doctor at the University of Auckland Medical School and completed his specialist training with the Royal Australia and NZ College of Ophthalmology in New Zealand.
He then travelled to Britain for subspecialist fellowships at the Royal Devon and Exeter Eye Hospital and the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London for in Glaucoma and Refractive surgery.
He has been back in Hamilton for 16 years.
AUSCRS, ESCRS, ASCRS, Australia and New Zealand Glaucoma Society