St Patrick’s Day holiday

Both practices will be closed on St Patrick’s Day and back to our regular opening hours again on Saturday 18th March.


Book your next eye test with our new online booking service

We now have a simple online appointment booking service which allows you to arrange your next eye examination. Available times at each practice are displayed and all you need to do is select your preferred time and date and we’ll confirm your appointment by text when your appointment is booked. Just click on the red button above at the practice you’d like to visit. Easy-peasy.

Routine eye tests are important for health reasons as well as improving one’s vision. They may reveal hidden conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes, which can lead to serious loss of sight if not detected early enough to receive treatment.

Both practices continue to be OPEN for normal business as Optometry is considered an essential service. Covid 19 regulations are beginning to ease however it is still recommended that strict infection control measures are maintained in all healthcare environments. Appointments are required for a routine eye test and eye health emergencies but now you can pop in to collect glasses/contact lenses or have your specs adjusted when it suits you.

Correct use of PPE, coupled with cleaning and disinfecting the eye test room after every patient and cleaning the reception area throughout the day keeps us safe to visit.

Please do not bring food or drink into the practices. Thank you all for being so understanding.

Any queries please call either 028 9032 4366 for Howard Street or 028 9065 8898 for Ballyhackamore.
We’re committed to making sure we look after your eye health in a safe and hygienic environment.



New Cutler & Gross frames in our Howard St store and Oliver Peoples in our Ballyhack store

New and exclusive AHLEM eyewear from France.

Our Ballyhackamore practice has a lab to make spectacles and can make a set of glasses quickly in an emergency.

We are Belfast’s largest stockists of Oliver Peoples frames and Garrett Leight Californian Optical.

The sophisticated Cary Grant frame from Oliver Peoples is in our Howard St store with new colours in the iconic Gregory Peck. Our other major brands include Lindberg, Cutler & Gross, Lafont, Paul Smith and Paul & Joe.

We also offer brands such as Ted Baker and Face a Face and update our stock frequently, so please visit us to see what we have that you might like.

The practice specialises in contact lenses including “Ortho K” – the alternative to laser. To find out more about Ortho K Nocturnal lenses click here

"Very friendly and helpful. Repaired my glasses without taking any money. Beautiful sunglasses too."
Richard Nader
"Outstanding customer care giving fabulous service. I will be recommending Richard Owens Opticians to friends and colleagues."
W. Cassels
"Super professional, efficient customer
service, really appreciated."
D & A. Orr


45 minute appointment where your visual needs are assessed to establish if a prescription for glasses or contact lenses is required. Your eye health will also be screened for all eye diseases with latest technology.


With two Belfast practices, we are able to cater for your needs locally. Visit us at 44 Howard Street or 384 Upper Newtownards Road to browse our wide range of products and talk to our friendly staff.


Experience our legendary customer care by making an appointment at one of our shops. We guarantee you will have a great experience! Click on the red button at the top of the page.

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