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

Celebrating 20 years of Excellence

In 2002 David and Daphne opened D&D McWilliams Opticians to provide a more bespoke approach to eye care in the local community. They believed in a thorough and caring, health-led experience for patients in our family run, Independent setting

David sadly passed away in 2021 and we will continue to honour his memory by providing eyecare in the professional and caring manner he always exemplified. Our Optometrist Laura has a wealth of experience and a wonderful patient manner and reputation.

We offer a comprehensive, half-hour eye examination. All of our spectacle frames are hand selected with the latest ranges for fashion and quality and our staff are greatly experienced and will discuss your requirements to find a great solution.

We hope we will welcome you soon to our Stanwix practice. To enquire please call on 01228 510896 and we'll happily search for an appointment time suited for you.

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 Optometrist Laura has 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

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

Why Choose Us?

  • Laura Rudd has 15 years of experience as an Optometrist and is well-known for her caring, patient and reassuring manner.

  • 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.

Appointments & Face Masks


We are still following guidance from our regulatory bodies we must insist that all patients attending the practice still wear a face mask as we are a primary-healthcare setting.

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.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon. All the team at D & D McWilliams Opticians.

Eye Examinations and OCT

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


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.