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.
A longer appointment allows for a relaxed & in-depth look at your vision and health.
Indepth scans and photography of your retinal health so we can spot subtle changes early.
We have something for all budgets & needs - from Premium Designer brands to UK produced ranges.
Our Optometrist Laura has a vast breadth of knowledge to help you get the best from your lenses.
Our colleagues are passionate about childrens eye health & we offer a calm, friendly environment.
Daniella, an Audiologist from Hidden Hearing, has a clinic every Tuesday in our practice.
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.
Best opticians I have ever been to and would not look anywhere else now. New glasses fit perfectly. After bad experience with branded opticians I cannot thank David & Beth enough for all there help.
This is in my opinion the best opticians in Carlisle. A family run business with friendly professional staff who always provide you with a warm welcome and a truly personalised service. I am very confident that each time I have an eye examination this will be tailored to my individual needs. They stock beautiful frames, and lots of different styles and brands. I am very happy with the service I received recently and am delighted with my new spectacles. I would strongly recommend visiting.
My experience with your practise has been exceptional in the quality of Mr McWilliams knowledge and suggestions as to how to improve my eye care and the knowledge of your staff members as well. Your customer care is way above any expectations with your staff member delivering and fitting my glasses on Easter Sunday so I could take them on holiday with me. He had even brought the machine with him to warm the arms of the glasses to get them to fit me best.
David, Daphne and their team of staff provide a very professional and friendly optical service based in Stanwix Carlisle. This is an excellent family ran business, locally owned and which I would recommend to anyone to visit.
Excellent service from my cup of tea on arrival to the expert help from Lilly in choosing my new glasses. Real friendly atmosphere as well bravo.
Thank you very much for helping me and me! You have been extremely nice to me and my sister!
Always top class service and staff extremely helpful and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble!