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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 August: We are open in Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Monday-Friday only. We continue to follow stringent health and safety measures, please click here to read the changes we have in place.

If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms (runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath), please do not come to your appointment and call us as soon as possible. If you have been in close contact with someone unwell or if you have any common signs of COVID-19 we recommend that you call your GP or Healthline for advice.

Our practices are currently not open on Saturdays. Please call the practice if emergency eye care is required outside opening hours.
We are an essential service and will be able to supply products (including contact lenses and solutions) and provide emergency eye care during all alert levels. We value our continued responsibility for your eye care and thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

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.