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Need an eye test in Lower Hutt?

Give your eyes the best care available by visiting Callaghan & McKinlay Optometrists in Lower Hutt. Our team has strived to offer our customers the very best optical services and eye wear products since 1959. From contact lenses to glasses, eye examinations to evaluations, our team is here to help you keep the world in focus! For more information or to make an appointment for an eye test please contact our friendly team today.

About our team

The team at Callaghan & McKinlay Optometrists prides itself on delivering personalised service. Meeting our customers' needs is our utmost priority. We are committed to always making certain that you receive the very best products and eye care. Drop in to today and speak to us for practical advice and fantastic service. Our team is comprised of:
  • Janice – Practice Manager
  • John Callaghan - Optometrist
  • Judith McKinlay - Optometrist
Why visit us?

Why visit us?

If you value exceptional service and highly competitive prices, trust a long established local company. First founded in 1959, we are a well-known independently owned and operated business. We stand behind our reputation for providing a high level of care and consideration for our customers. Visit us today and experience the difference for yourself!

Expert services

Our professional optometrists take the time to deliver old fashioned personalised service to every one of our customers. We'll never rush you through a consultation! Contact us today for:
  • Comprehensive Eye Exam- for assessment of vision and eye health.
  • Contact Lens assessment- including fitting, instruction and aftercare.
  • Drivers Licence Screening- shorter consultation at a reduced fee.
  • Visual Field Exam-assessments of central and peripheral vision for diagnosing glaucoma and other eye disease.
  • Retinal Photography-Providing a valuable photograph of the back of the eye for future reference. 
  • Dilated Retinal Exam- Eye drops to dilate the pupils to allow for a more detailed examination of the back of the eye.
Other examinations include:
  • Assessment and treatment of red eye
  • Eyelash Removal
  • Cellfield Assessments – To assess reading difficulties
  • Ministry of Social Development Preferred Partner (Winz quotes)
Expert services
A wide range of products

A wide range of products


We stock a wide range of frames and our staff are all experienced to assist you with fitting and can offer an opinion on your frame choice. We allow frames to be taken away on approval if required. We also offer a repair service and free adjustments.

A selection of frames stocked are:
  • Adidas                                        
  • Sceats
  • Ascot                                          
  • Silhouette
  • Cat                                               
  • Stepper
  • Convertibles                              
  • Vanni
  • Domani                                      
  • Wayne Cooper
  • Dutz                                            
  • William Morris
  • Fysh     
  • Humphreys
  • Jaguar
  • Lightec
  • Paparazzi
  • Prodesign
  • You’s

Spectacle Lenses:

Choosing the right spectacle lens requires expert advice and we are happy to discuss the wide range available to best suit your needs.

Single vision lenses are the most common lens option for people under 45. However, as we age these lenses won’t allow us to see clearly at all distances. There are several lens options available depending on your lifestyle and working environment. Your optometrist would be happy to discuss these options with you.

Other choices also available are:
  • High refractive index lenses-thinner and lighter
  • Anti- reflection coatings
  • Transitions lenses-tints that change from light to dark
  • Polarised lenses-to offer protection from reflected glare
  • Sunglasses including Fitovers, Clip-ons and Baby Banz
  • Cases, cords, cloths and lens cleaning solutions
  • Contact lens solutions
  • Eye drops and ointments
  • Ready-made readers
Spectacle Lenses:
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