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 our 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. 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.

Any queries please call either 028 9032 4366 or 028 9065 8898.

We’re committed to making sure we look after your eye health in a safe and hygienic environment.



Howard Street Practice Relocation

At the end of May 2023, the lease for our Howard Street premises expires and therefore we sadly will be closing this practice as the building is being redeveloped. We will be relocating to our Ballyhackamore branch and naturally will bring all our patient records there to continue caring for your eyes.

We are excited to get the opportunity to bring together all of our fantastic eyewear brands, in-depth expertise from our staff and latest eye testing technology under one roof in Ballyhackmore.

We will be open six days a week as usual with extended opening hours. This will mark the end of an era for Owens Opticians as we have been testing eyes in the centre of Belfast since 1949, originally in Donegall Square West and then in Howard Street from 2009.

Thank you for all your support over these many years in the city centre and we very much hope we’ll see you in Ballyhackamore.


Oliver Peoples

Cutler & Gross

New gorgeous AHLEM eyewear from France.

Model wears Tour Maubourg in Crystal Roselight

Model wears Champ de Mars in Thyme Light

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 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


30 to 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.


We are able to cater for your needs locally. Visit us at 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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