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For excellence in vision care since 1920

One of Wellington’s leading eye care and eyewear specialists, Barry & Sargent Optometrists has provided exceptional clinical care and personalised service for 100 years.

Update 11 May: Barry & Sargent Optometrists will be operating under Level 2 and both practices will return to normal opening hours Monday-Friday (please note we will be closed on Saturdays during Level 2). We will spend the next two days contacting clients who missed their appointments due to the lockdown. If you haven’t missed an appointment but would like an appointment now, please contact us here and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we provide priority to clients who have had to cancel existing bookings.

We can still provide contactless supply contact lenses, solutions and eye drops. To order contact lenses please use our contact lenses order form or for any other non-urgent queries or to order other products please contact us here.

The safety of you and our staff is paramount, and we have strict protocols in place including Covid-19 screening and contact tracing for all appointments. We will use PPE and physical distancing where appropriate, and have regular scheduled disinfection of surfaces and all clinical equipment and spectacle frames between clients. We kindly ask that you help us keep you safe by following our safety measures. Things will be slightly different from usual, but as always your eye care is our top priority and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

The team at Barry & Sargent Optometrists.

We offer a full range of specialty optometry services and can provide expert advice on the best vision solutions for you. Our experienced optometrists provide comprehensive eye examinations using the latest techniques and technology.

With two practice locations across Wellington, we are proud to be a local and independent practice offering modern, quality eyewear. We are passionate about helping you to protect your most precious sense – vision. 

Comprehensive eye examinations

At Barry & Sargent Optometrists, we take time to listen and provide a thorough examination of all aspects of your vision and eye health. Our priority is providing you with the highest possible level of eye care and finding the best vision solution for you.

We provide specialised vision services including emergency eye care and red eye assessments, myopia control treatment, diabetes retinal screening, occupational vision testing, driver’s licence vision screening and vision therapy. 

Clinically focused

Our practice has the latest innovative technology including digital retinal photography, OCT scanning, visual field testing and sMap topography.

Our optometrists are trained to treat certain eye diseases and detect eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal disease. We utilise the latest diagnostic technology to determine the best treatment plan and provide tailored vision solutions.


Regular eye examinations are essential for clear vision and healthy eyes. Our experienced optometrists offer a wide range of specialty eyecare services and are committed to providing the best eye care possible. Make an appointment using our online booking system.


We offer a wide range of high-quality frames and premium spectacle lenses to ensure you look great, feel great and see well. Our team can provide expert eyewear advice for your individual style, sporting or prescription needs.


Barry & Sargent Optometrists specialises in all soft and hard contact lenses including customised solutions for certain eye conditions. Our skilled optometrists are experts in fitting all types of contact lenses.