Meet the team

At Buchanan Optometrists, we aim to provide a friendly, personal and professional service. As a Christchurch based independent optometry practice, we provide independent and expert advice tailored to your individual needs.

When you call the clinic you may speak to Karen or Liz. They'll be happy to help with any aspect of our service, or arrange an appointment with our Optometrist.

Introducing the Team

Catherine-big-print-sized(copy) Ian big print sized format(copy)  

Catherine trained at the University of Auckland and is qualified to prescribe ocular medicines. She enjoys all aspects of optometry, but particularly likes working with people who have low vision. For recreation, Catherine likes to explore the outdoors and be inspired by the beauty of nature.

Ian, Optometrist and practice owner, has worked in private and public optometry clinics in the UK, Australia and New Zealand since 2000. Ian is qualified to prescribe eye medicines and to conduct CAA examinations. Ian has a passion for elderly eye care and prevention of eye disease, and he continues to invest in Buchanan Optometrists to ensure the customers receive the best and most comprehensive care possible.
 MG 5088 250x375(copy) Lizz-big-print-sized-format(copy)  

Karen, the clinic manager, has been with the team here at Riccarton Clinic since the practice opened and enjoys meeting new patients but loves seeing a familiar face. She has extensive experience in optics and is well trained in the latest lens technology. Karen will fit you with the lens option that best suits your needs.

Liz is a born and bred Cantabrian, with a background in retail management. She has a love for fashion trends, but her emphasis is on ensuring she delivers a high level of customer satisfaction.


Buchanan Optometrists Ltd optometry practice in Christchurch is located at Church Corner within the Riccarton Clinic. As an independent optical practice we have the freedom to use suppliers that provide the best service and products to you.

btn readmore


Monday, Wendsday & Thursday
8:30am -5:30pm
8.30am - 7:00pm
8:30am -4:30pm

First Floor
Riccarton Clinic 
6 Yaldhurst Road
Upper Riccarton 
New Zealand
03 341 4850