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

19 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 & OCT

Indepth scans and photography 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.

Eye Examinations and OCT

At D&D McWilliams we offer a half-hour, comprehensive eye examination with David or Laura, our highly professional and qualified Optometrists.


Our Standard Private Examination Charge is £30. We also welcome patients who are entitled to NHS Funded Eye Examinations.


We have recently invested in an Optical Coherence Tomographer which allows us to offer an even more in depth health check.

  • A traditional eye test looks for visual changes to the surface of the back of your eye.


  • An OCT Scan instead analyses all of the various cellular layers that make up the Retina rather than just the surface and reveals a great deal more about your eye health.


  • Identifying and monitoring changes in these layers helps us detect changes to your eye health much sooner, up to 4 years in advance, and means we can refer potential eye concerns for treatment earlier.


  • This is particularly beneficial for patients with a family history of eye disease, such as Glaucoma, Macula Degeneration or Diabetes.

If you would like to receive this additional examination you will receive a lonnger appointment with the Optometrist and there is an additional fee of £20.00 on top of your examination.

Practice Changes due to Coronavirus from July 19th


We are open and available for all your sight care queries.

Following guidance from our Regulatory Bodies we must insist that all patients attending the practice still wear a face mask. We have to consider not only the well-being of our colleagues but also the safety and health of many of pour vulnerable patients.

Current guidance remains unchanged that we must prioritise those with eyecare problems or who need urgent & emergency treatment. If you are in need of a routine check-up we hope that you understand we may not be able to offer same-week appointments currently.

Our door is now open. If you require a collection of contact lenses or eye treatments such as eye-drops you are welcome to attend anytime. If you require a collection of your spectacles, adjustments to spectacles, spectacle repairs or wish to choose new spectacles we still ask that you please arrange an appointment to attend the practice.

This allows us to ensure that you are seen promptly and that we can continue to keep patients socially distanced.

For the forseeable future appointment times will remain extended for thorough cleaning and disinfection between patients and our staff are using PPE to keep you safe during your time with us.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

All the team at D & D McWilliams Opticians.

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 Standard Single Vision Lenses with Anti-Reflection Coating Included.
Our sale includes a vast selection of brands such as Bvlgari, Swarovski and Polo Ralph Lauren.
New Arrivals!


We've received our exciting new Sunglasses for this Summer in practice! We have a great range from trendy Cocoa Mint, complete glazed offers on Ted Baker and Guess and premium designer frames such as Tom Ford, RayBan and Maui Jim!
Our Summer Sun offers start with complete prices including Single Vision Lenses from only £110.
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.