• OPENING TIMES: MON - FRI: 8:45am - 5:30pm , SAT: 8:45am - 12:30pm

18 years of Excellence

“We are commited to delivering the highest standard of eyecare - a friendly, personal service from our experienced team tailored to your individual needs.”

David and Daphne opened D&D McWilliams Opticians in 2002 to provide a more bespoke eye care service to the local community. Now over a decade later the team has grown and David and Daphne still work daily to offer a thorough and caring experience to those who want a more personal, honest and stress-free approach to their eye health needs.

We offer a comprehensive, half-hour eye examination including digital retinal photography. All of our spectacle frames are hand selected and checked for the ultimate quality and choice. Our experienced and friendly staff will discuss your requirements and help you select the perfect solution and if spectacles are not for you, our Optometrists David and Laura take pride in offering the most up-to-date Contact Lens options.

We hope we will welcome you soon to our Stanwix practice.

Something for Every Patient

30 min Tests

A longer appointment allows for a relaxed & in-depth look at your vision and health.

Retinal Photography

Year on year digital comparisons of your Retinal health so we can spot subtle changes early.

Quality Eyewear

We have something for all budgets & needs - from Premium Designer brands to UK produced ranges.

Contact Lenses

Our Optometrists have a vast breadth of knowledge to help you get the best from your lenses.

Children's Eye Health

Our colleagues are passionate about childrens eye health & we offer a calm, friendly environment.

Hearing Care

Adam, an Audiologist from Hidden Hearing, has a clinic every Tuesday in our practice.

Practice Changes due to Coronavirus


We remain open to see patients for all Eyecare Needs. Current Guidance is that we can see patients for routine sight care but we must prioritise patients with symptoms, problems or in need of urgent and emergency eyecare.

We have also extended appointment times for thorough cleaning and disinfection between appointments and we are limiting footfall in practice so you and our staff can be protected and feel safe.

The above does mean we have limited availability so please be understanding if there is a small wait or delay for a time for you to call in and see us.

We are able to see patients for repairs, contact lens collections and eyecare queries but all appointments to the practice are by appointment only.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

All the team at D & D McWilliams Opticians.

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Why Choose Us?

  • David McWilliams has been an Optometrist for 38 years & has such a wealth of experience.

  • He recently earned his Independent Prescribing specialisation, allowing him to offer a greater range of solutions and care for Minor Eye Conditions.

  • Our Dispensing and Reception Teams won the 2019 Carlisle Living Award for Best Retail Team.

  • We have 2 highly trained Dispensing Opticians and our Staff have decades of experience between them.

  • We can offer appointments and assessments for Visual Stress/Meares-Irlen Syndrome.

Current Promotions



As we are always looking to modernise and update our ranges, on selected Premium Designer frames we are offering Free Single Vision Lenses with Anti-Reflection Coating Included.
Our sale includes a vast selection of brands such as Tiffany & Co, Bvlgari, Swarovski and Polo Ralph Lauren.


We are offering 20% off all our current stock of Fully Priced Sunglasses Frames - including Tiffany & Co, RayBan and Maui Jims!
We also have Single Vision Prescription packages for Sunglasses starting from £70 complete. We have trendy Guess and Ted Baker Designer Sunwear Packages starting from as little as £99 and £110 complete.
New Arrivals


We are pleased to announce we have started to stock TOM FORD eyewear in practice.
A hugely stylish range with bold, clean cut frames for those who prefer a bolder look and to make a timeless statement. We have frames available for both Men and Women in practice.

Make An Appointment

We only release a handful of appointments a day for Online Booking, so if there is a time more convenient for you please call on 01228 510896 and we'll happily search for an appointment time more suited for you.