09 489 7764 info@crawshaws.co.nz


A name synonymous with Eye Care on the North Shore since the 1950's founded by Mr Allan Crawshaw (Optometrist).

Paul Collins joined Mr Crawshaw in 1960 and practised till early 2014.

The business was taken over by Paul Collins and Grant Dabb in the 1980’s after Mr Crawshaw retired.

Paul Collins was the sole proprietor till 2003 and then he went into partnership with Safina and Mobin Kuddus.

Crawshaw Opticians and Optometrists Ltd is now fully owned by the Kuddus family.

Crawshaw’s maintains high standards in Delivering Customer Satisfaction with a friendly environment, latest technology and professional advice.

Our wide range of products and services caters for all budget requirements.

Safina Kuddus

B. OPTOM (Optometrist)

I migrated to NZ from Fiji in 1987 with my parents and finished my High School education at Avondale College. I studied Optometry at Auckland University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree In Optometry in 1993.
After graduation, I worked at Auckland Hospital for 2 yrs and joined Crawshaws in May 1995.
In 2003, my husband and I went into partnership with Paul.
Member of NZAO, NZSCLP

Mobin Kuddus 

R D O N Z (Dispensing Optician)

Born in the sunny Isles of Fiji , migrated to NZ in 1986 with my parents and younger brother.
Completed my High School education at King’s College then completed my Tertiary education at Auckland University.
Joined the Banking Industry and worked for the ASB Bank till 2003.While at the Bank, I completed my Optical Dispensing Course and joined Paul and Safina in the business in 2003.
Member of ADONZ.

Umar Kuddus

(Accounts Executive & Office Manager)

I was born in New Zealand in 1994 and have gone through my primary and secondary education on the North Shore. I have finished off my Commerce degree and am working towards finishing my Law Degree. I am heavily involved in the community holding a few positions such as being an ambassador for White Ribbon. I have a passionate interest in politics in New Zealand and want to pursue a  career in this field in the very near future. Crawshaw Opticians and Optometrists is a family business and I work here with my parents Mobin and Safina, as the Accounts Administrator.