ABOUT US

Woodward Optical’s approach to eyewear ensures that your frames suit you and your lifestyle; our fully qualified and experienced professionals will take time to find frames that are a perfect fit.

Woodward Optical uses only the best lens options and the latest technology available. We understand that everyone’s optical needs are unique and we work with you to personalise your lenses for your own individual requirements.

Because you deserve to look great, see great, and feel great.

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WHO WE ARE

Michael Blackman

Michael Blackman

RDO, Dispensing Optician
Mike trained in Australia, and holds a Technicians Certificate and a Certificate in Optical Dispensing. He was first registered as a Dispensing Optician in 1969. After doing his Big OE working in Africa and Norway, Mike came to New Zealand and joined the practice in 1975.
Mike has always held a keen interest in the optical industry’s standards of quality. He has been heavily involved with the Association of Dispensing Opticians and has also spent 8 years sitting on the Regulatory Board, all while continuing to operate a busy practice.
Jim Blakeley

Jim Blakeley

RDO, Dispensing Optician
Jim is from England where he gained his Dispensing Optician diploma in 1995. He started his career working for a large family owned optical outlet that sponsored him throughout his training. A few years after graduating, Jim went on to work for Boots Opticians, one of the largest optical retailers in Britain, before moving to work for the independent side of optometry. Here he worked for a small, upmarket practice until he decided to immigrate to New Zealand in 2002.
Mike Blackman employed Jim soon after he arrived, and he has been an integral part of the practice ever since. Jim became a partner of Woodward Optical in 2006.
Kara Sage

Kara Sage

RDO, Dispensing Optician
Kara began her optical career in 2003, officially earning her qualification and registration as a Dispensing Optician in 2008. Kara loves learning and has also gained a degree and two diplomas in Psychology.  Kara is passionate about eyewear fashions which she combines with her technical know-how, and also has a special interest in paediatric dispensing.
The highlight of Kara’s career so far was being asked to present a lecture to 100+ peers at the annual Dispensing Optician’s conference in 2014.
Fraser Stevenson

Fraser Stevenson

BOptom (Hons), (TPA endorsed Optometrist)
Fraser comes from Dunedin where he graduated with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science before moving north to study Optometry at the University of Auckland. After graduating in 2003, Fraser moved to Wellington, gaining experience working for a group practice before joining Woodward Optical in 2010. Fraser completed the Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) endorsement in 2006 allowing him to prescribe medications to be used in the treatment of eye diseases.

EYEWEAR

Woodward Optical searches the world for the highest quality eyewear. We stock a large and varied range of frames to meet any style, fit, or budget. We have many ranges that are exclusive to us in Wellington and we are always updating our stock to make sure you have the latest styles to choose from.

We’ll take into account your needs, age, face shape and our extensive knowledge of various shapes, styles, colours and sizes available.

We understand that one size doesn’t fit all, and that for a glasses wearer, your frames are crucial as they’re the one accessory that you’ll wear every day and the one that everyone will immediately notice.

EYECARE

Our qualified Optometrist Fraser Stevenson performs comprehensive eye examinations.

He’ll check your prescription as well as your ocular health, which includes looking for signs of glaucoma, diabetes and cataracts. On the off-chance that he sees something to be concerned about, you’ll be referred to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for further investigation.

We are specialists in all varieties of contact lenses, dry-eye treatments, blepharitis, as well as red eye issues. Fraser is therapeutically qualified which means he is able to prescribe topical medications to treat most eye related problems without the need to see your GP or Ophthalmologist.

CONTACT WOODWARD OPTICAL TODAY

The best way to arrange an appointment is by phone 04 472 3067 or visiting us at 5 Woodward Street, Wellington. During holidays and long weekends please phone to see if we are open. Or feel free to fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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WOODWARD OPTICAL WELLINGTON

Address: 5 Woodward St, Wellington, 6011
Phone: 04 472 3067
Fax: 04 472 1297
Email: enquiries@woodwardoptical.co.nz
Postal: PO Box 2902, Wellington 6140

Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8.30am – 5pm
Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm