About Us

Contact Us

Carlisle Address:
27 Church Street, Stanwix Carlisle Cumbria CA3 9DJ.
01228 510896
Opening Hours:
Monday: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:45am - 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed
We are Closed on Bank Holidays
  • D&D McWilliams Opticians, 27 Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9DJ

Our Team

David McWilliams BSc Hons MCOptom

Optometrist (Director)

David has been a qualified Optometrist since 1982. He decided to set up independently in order to give each patient as much time and attention as he felt was required for a thorough eye examination and to ensure that each patient leaves feeling happy with his recommendation.

Daphne McWilliams

Accounts Manager (Director)

Although Daphne started front of house she is now mainly located in the office organising everything behind the scenes. She is a long time spectacle and contact lens wearer and likes to try all the latest products.

Laura Rudd BSc Hons MCOptom


Laura graduated from Cardiff University in 2006 and has just recently joined us. For the last 10 years she has worked for Conlons and Boots Opticians.

Beth McWilliams BSc Hons FBDO

Dispensing Optician/Trainee Contact Lens Optician

Beth qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2015 and is currently training to be a Contact Lens Optician. Beth enjoys the technical side of spectacle frames and lens design. She is currently training with David to become a Contact Lens Optician.

Gail Braddock

Optical Advisor

After David and Daphne, Gail is the longest standing team member. Gail is a good listener who feels it is important to feel confident as well as comfortable in your chosen spectacles. She is very particular and has a great eye for detail. Speak to Gail about her office lenses.

Optical Advisor

Anne is passionate about frames and enjoys choosing the new styles which will be in store. She has been wearing spectacles since childhood and so understands the importance of loving your spectacle frame. Anne has been in Optics for 21 years and enjoys the day to day patient interaction.

Optical Advisor

Lily joined us in January 2015 bringing years of experience with her from Conlons Opticians. As a confident Optical Advisor she is always willing to give an honest opinion on frame choice regarding fit and style.

Dale Hedley

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Dale joined us from Boots Opticians in 2016 and is currently in his last year training to become a qualified Dispensing Optician.