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THE TEAM

Generations of excellence in vision care

Geoff Sargent

Therapeutic Optometrist / Director

Geoff Sargent requires no introduction as the face of Barry & Sargent Optometrists with over 30 years of clinical experience. Geoff has been involved in all aspects of optometry and is dedicated to advancing the profession of optometry. He has a wealth of experience and takes enjoyment from providing first-class care for clients. Geoff specialises in fitting all types of contact lenses including multifocals and complex rigid lenses. He is also credentialled to do vision examinations for the Police and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Richard Shanks

Behavioural Optometrist / Director

As a third-generation optometrist, Richard Shanks has enjoyed caring for Wellingtonians’ vision for over 26 years. Richard has extensive knowledge across all aspects of optometry with a particular interest in children’s visual development and vision affected by acquired brain Injury. As a behavioural optometrist, he understands the immense impact that visual difficulties can have on learning and the importance of maximising a child’s learning potential by remediating visual difficulties through vision therapy. Richard Shanks has considerable knowledge and experience to offer his patients.

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Richard Shanks

Behavioural Optometrist / Director

As a third-generation optometrist, Richard Shanks has enjoyed caring for Wellingtonians’ vision for over 26 years. Richard has extensive knowledge across all aspects of optometry with a particular interest in children’s visual development and vision affected by acquired brain Injury. As a behavioural optometrist, he understands the immense impact that visual difficulties can have on learning and the importance of maximising a child’s learning potential by remediating visual difficulties through vision therapy. Richard Shanks has considerable knowledge and experience to offer his patients.

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Marama Lambert

Therapeutic Optometrist / Director

Marama Lambert has 18 years of experience as an optometrist gained working at Barry & Sargent Optometrists. She is skilled at fitting contact lenses for challenging conditions such as keratoconus and gets great fulfilment by being able to improve someone’s eyesight. Marama also has extensive experience in myopia control management and managing ocular pathology (eye diseases). Marama strives to provide top-quality eye care to her community and find the best vision solution for every need.

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Natalie Wong

Therapeutic Optometrist (Glaucoma prescriber) / Director

Having worked in the optical industry for 13 years and with several years of clinical experience, Natalie Wong has a wide skill-set across general optometry. She is experienced in managing ocular pathology with a particular focus in glaucoma management and also specialises in myopia control management and contact lens fitting. Natalie is passionate about protecting vision and being at the forefront of optometry using the innovative technology to provide the highest level of care for patients.

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Natalie Wong

Therapeutic Optometrist (Glaucoma prescriber) / Director

Having worked in the optical industry for 12 years and with several years of clinical experience, Natalie Wong has a wide skill-set across general optometry. She is experienced in managing ocular pathology with a particular focus in glaucoma management and also specialises in myopia control management and contact lens fitting. Natalie is passionate about protecting vision and being at the forefront of optometry using the innovative technology to provide the highest level of care for patients.

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Anna Chen

Therapeutic Optometrist

Anna may be the newest optometrist to join our team but she brings knowledge of the latest developments in optometry. Anna has a passion for general optometry with a particular interest in children’s vision and binocular vision. She is also able to provide myopia control treatment to help delay the progression of short-sightedness in children. Anna is therapeutically qualified to prescribe medicines for certain eye conditions including glaucoma and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. Her clients have provided glowing feedback that they receive the upmost care when they see Anna.

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Alison

Practice manager

Our dynamic office manager has a flair for finding the perfect frame to match your style and personality. Her warmth and fun makes finding a new frame easy.

Alison

Reception

Our dynamic office manager has a flair for finding the perfect frame to match your style and personality. Her warmth and fun makes finding a new frame easy.

Fennie 

Reception

Fennie is the smiling face that will greet you at our Wellington practice. She is able to help you with any inquiry.

Glynis

Reception

Glynis has been the familiar face at our Porirua practice for over 20 years. She can address any query from appointments to repairing your broken glasses.

Glynis

Reception

Glynis has been the familiar face at our Porirua practice for over 20 years. She can address any query from appointments to repairing your broken glasses.