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T&S Opticians

Quality and Excellence in Eyewear, Sunglasses and Contact Lenses.

Our Services

Eye Trial Frame


At T&S Opticians, we offer a wide range of eyewear options to suit your needs. From prescription glasses to sunglasses, we have something for everyone. Our expert optometrists will help you find the perfect pair to fit your style and vision requirements.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses provide a convenient and comfortable alternative to traditional eyewear. We carry a variety of contact lens options, including daily wear, extended wear, and disposable lenses. Our optometrists will help you determine which option is best for you.

Glasses Fitting

At T&S Opticians, we understand that a proper glasses fitting is essential for optimal vision and comfort. That's why we offer same-day service for glasses fitting. Our optical specialists will ensure that your glasses fit perfectly and provide you with the best possible vision.


Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with our selection of sunglasses. We offer a variety of styles and brands to choose from, including polarized and prescription sunglasses. Our optometrists will help you find the perfect pair to fit your style and needs.

Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining optimal eye health and detecting potential problems early. At T&S Opticians, our optometrists use the latest technology to provide comprehensive eye exams and ensure that your eyes are healthy.

Repairs and Adjustments

If your glasses are damaged or need adjustments, our team of experts can help. We offer repair and adjustment services to ensure that your glasses fit properly and provide you with the best possible vision. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Our Team

Jim Tritschler

Optical Specialist (Owner)

Jim has been an optical specialist for over 50 years. Originating from Canada and setting up T&S in 1974. Jim believes in the old philosophy, “you treat people the way you would want to be treated”. He knows a lot about the optical industry, although if you asked him he would tell you he knows a lot more about fishing.

Anthony Galbraith

Optical Specialist

Anthony has been in the optical industry for over 35 years. Having spent much of his time in lens labs and education. He also has extensive experience in helping patients find the perfect eyewear. Anthony is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that each patient leaves our clinic with the best possible vision and a smile on their face.

Steve Stone


Steve qualified as an optometrist from Glasgow in 1986. Initially a partner in three practices in North Yorkshire, he relocated to Christchurch in 2003. He has extensive experience working in independent, corporate and public health environments. Steve is committed to helping his patients achieve their best vision. He is interested in the ageing eye and can advise and treat many common conditions, including dry eye. In his spare time, he volunteers for Hato Hone St John.

Corrine Christian 


Corrine became interested in eyes and the optical system after watching a Fred Hollows documentary at 14. She worked in regional Australia and then returned to New Zealand in 2017. Working in remote areas has given her experience with many ocular conditions and injuries. Corrine enjoys learning about her patients and finding the best solutions for their visual needs. "I look forward to working with such an experienced and caring team."

Gina Davey

Receptionist / Practice Manager

Gina brings her bubbly and vibrant personality to the team. Often sweeping up after the boys and ensuring the practice works like a well-oiled machine. One thing is for sure: Gina loves people and will always go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

Choosing Hoya Vision eyeglass lenses

Unrivalled optical functionality and durability combines with exquisite aesthetics. Perfect vision. Perfect look.

Choosing Frames

Your frames are perceived as a part of you and are therefore very important. These four main factors need to be considered when choosing frames.

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Choosing Lenses

Learn about quality, the difference between lenses and how to choose eyeglass lenses.

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Choosing Lens Coating

Annoyed by scratches, dirt and reflections? Protect your lenses with a premium lens coating from HOYA, Hi-Vision Meiryo.

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Same Day Fittings

Your Time is of Essence!

At T&S Opticians, we understand that time is of the essence, especially when it comes to your vision. That's why we proudly offer a convenient same day fitting service. When you choose your perfect frames and lenses from our wide selection, our skilled team of opticians will work diligently to ensure your eyewear is expertly fitted to your face and prescription requirements on the same day. No need to wait or make multiple trips—walk in with your vision needs, and walk out with comfortable, precise, and stylish eyewear that's ready to enhance your sight from day one.

Patients Recommending


John Smith

"I had a great experience at T&S Opticians. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and I found the perfect pair of glasses thanks to their expert guidance."

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