We are an independent & family owned opticians.

We are commited to delivering the highest standards of eyecare. Book an appointment today to enjoy a personal, friendly service from our experienced team tailored to your individual needs.

Welcome to D&D McWilliams Opticians

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.

Why choose D&D McWilliams?


Come and be welcomed by David or Laura who are our fully qualified Optometrists. Upon booking an appointment you have a choice as to who you would like to see and many of our patients see the same optician every time for that continuity of care.


We have options for all budgets, from simple effective eyewear to luxury brands and cutting edge optical lenses. We're always purchasing new designs and brands to keep our selection fashionable and up-to-date.


Our team have decades of optical experience between them. We keep our knowledge up to date with regular training sessions so we can confidently advise you.

What our Customers say

Carlisle Living Award 2019 - Best Retail Team

"This independent family-owned optician was opened in Stanwix in 2002 by David and Daphne McWilliams to provide a community-based eyecare service. "They are amazing, helpful and go that extra mile," comments one client. "The shop has a nice family feel too. They have style and know their job," and ""always want the best for their cients."

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Our Services

We’re pleased to offer a wide range of eyecare services to our patients.

  • D&D McWilliams Opticians, 27 Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9DJ