PH: (03) 544 9160

Email: richmond@harringtoneyecare.co.nz


Monday–Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm
Closed long weekends

Free parking is available at the Richmond mall otherwise behind the Night & Day off Oxford Street.

About Harrington Eyecare Richmond

We are centrally based in Richmond City and only a short distance walk from the Richmond Mall on Queen Street. We have a large selection of frames on the shelf so you can choose the right look for you. Our staff have great knowledge of these frames and have the knack to helping you pick the right frames for you.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT by filling out the online form above.


Harrington Eyecare Richmond office

Meet our Richmond team

Richard Newson - Optometrist & Owner

Richard Newson - Optometrist & Owner

Richard has had over 21 years’ experience in the optical industry and has been with Harrington Eyecare since 1999.

Richard is predominantly in Richmond with two regular working days in Nelson.

Richard has been a Councillor and President of the New Zealand Cornea and Contact Lens Society and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer. 

Time outside of work is spent with his family and enjoying exploring the beautiful scenery this region has to offer either by his road or mountain bike.


Elaine Barling - Optometrist

Elaine Barling - Optometrist

Elaine has over 20 years experience as an optometrist and has been with Harrington Eyecare since 2004.

She completed a post graduate qualification in therapeutic optometry in 2009.

In her spare time Elaine attends French night classes and enjoys zumba and salsa dancing.

Paula - Optometric Assistant

Paula - Optometric Assistant

Paula joined our team in 2001, with 12yrs experience in Optics, she is our frame buyer for Richmond.

She enjoys introducing clients to new styles and keeps up to date with the latest Optical fashion trends.

Paula is our Practice Co-Ordinator and enjoys the challenge of keeping us all in line!

Diane - Dispensing Optician

Diane - Dispensing Optician

Diane is a registered Dispensing Optician & has re-joined Harrington Eyecare after a short break.

She has been with us since 1999.

Diane has knowledge on all lens types & is skilled at providing you with the most appropriate optical solution for your needs.

Carolynne - Optometric Assistant

Carolynne - Optometric Assistant

Carolynne has been with the practice since 1995. She enjoys being part of a great optometry team.

Time away from the practice is spent with her family enjoying the wonderful lifestyle the Nelson Tasman area has to offer.


I loved the way that Harrington Eyecare, Richmond looked after me. Nothing was a problem, and everything went exactly as I thought it would again. That is why I go back to them every few years as my eyes change. I most certainly recommend Harrington Eyecare in Richmond

- Mrs Dixon