Full Onsite Workshop


Original Workshop

Original Workshop

In 1921 when Barry and Sargent Optometrists opened it had a full workshop. In those day the workshop had the capacity to grind lenses (makes lenses to a person’s personal prescription) and fit lenses (cut lenses to fit into a frame) as well as provide a complete repair service.

As the industry developed over the years with the emergence of New Zealand based International standard laboratories that can grind and fit premium quality lenses quickly and cost efficiently.

Having a Wellington based laboratory has meant that having a full grind workshop is now not required.

Barry and Sargent Optometrists moved to our current site in 1985 and we have chosen to retain a full fitting and repair workshop onsite

Currently Barry and Sargent Optometrists still maintain a full working repair service workshop with a full range of generic parts on site.

The capacity to fit lenses is now done on an emergency basis only, due to the high level of service provided by our Wellington’s local laboratory enabling same day fitting when organised or as required by our Optometrists.