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Who We Are

Our practice is an independent practice wholly owned by optometrists and optical technicians and has been providing eyecare to the local community since 1957.

Wolf Gartner established the Ringwood practice first and in 1961 he started a visiting practice in Croydon.

The partnership with Ross Harris formed soon after.

Terry Blake joined the practice in 1969 and the Croydon practice moved to its current location in Main Street in 1978.

With the retirement of Wolf Gartner, Brett Parsons became a partner in 1990.

Linda Harwood, who is therapeutically qualified, commenced working with us in 2006 and is a partner after the retirement of Ross Harris in 2008.

Dina Anastas started at Harris Blake & Parsons in 2007 as a qualified Optical Technician and became the sixth partner in the history of the practice upon retirement of Terry Blake in 2013.


Harris Blake & Parsons are committed to excellence in providing


The best standard of professional and personalised ongoing eye care, education and advice


Optometrists with many years of collective experience, committed to providing up to date clinical techniques and tools to ensure the gold standard of care to our patients


Relevant visual aids and therapies to enhance the changing lifestyles of our patients


A comprehensive range of optical products including high quality fashion wear and the latest technological advances in spectacle lenses


Fully qualified optical technicians for fitting spectacle lenses and performing repairs and adjustments


Lifetime complimentary service, adjustment and ultrasonic cleaning of your spectacles