Your local, family owned optometrists

Owned and operated by Rob and Helen, we love being your go-to optometrists and jewellery repair service in Christchurch.

We do things differently, and we think outside the box.  We can repair almost anything, and may be able to do it while you wait.

So whether you need prescription glasses or sunglasses, repaired frames or jewellery, or something a little wonderful and weird, we can do it all. Come and see us in our Riccarton based clinic, or give us a call, to see if we can help.

Why Choose Us?

The Dr Specs Team


Rob was born in Christchurch and has worked in the optical industry for over 30 years. He has worked as an optical technician for local and international lens manufacturers along with an Optometrist Practice. With a can-do attitude, his extensive work experience and talent and passion for repairing frames along with the ability to fix just about anything, Rob and his wife Helen formed their own company in 2000. In addition to spending time with Helen and their 2 children, Rob enjoys outdoor sports and activities including mountain biking, fishing, and diving.


Helen was also born in Christchurch. She has been employed as a Credit and Project Manager for various companies both in New Zealand and overseas. She has enjoyed setting up and running her own company with Rob. Her interests include fishing, reading, and travelling along with sharing her life with Rob & their 2 children.


Brian also hails from Christchurch. He started his career as a badge maker before switching to the Optics field in 2005. Rob and Helen were fortunate to have Brian come on board in February 2012. He has a natural talent for repairing frames and is a very valued team member. His interests include walking his dog and spending time with his family.


Joanne is also from Christchurch. She has worked in the Optics field for over 30 years. She started with Dr. Specs in May 2015. Joanne has a lovely way with our customers who frequently let us know how lucky we are to have her on our team. Joanne loves spending time with her husband and two lovely adult daughters and especially her 2 grandchildren.


Rich Has worked as an Optometrist for over 20yrs having worked in general practice, pediatrics and with NZ Aid in the Pacific. He loves being in the outdoors and most weekends can be found attempting to keep up with his four children and wife somewhere in the mountains.

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We’re here for all your optometry and repair needs!