• OPENING TIMES: MON - FRI: 8:45am - 5:30pm , SAT: 8:45am - 12:30pm


01228 510896


27 Church Street, Stanwix

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9DJ

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri : 08:45am - 05:30pm

Sat : 08:45am - 12:30pm

We are closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

D&D McWilliams Opticians
  • Phone: 01228 510896
  • Add: 27 Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9DJ

Meet Our Team

Daphne McWilliams

Director :

Along with her husband David, Daphne founded D&D McWilliams in 2002. Though she 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

Optometrist :
BSc Hons MCOptom

Laura graduated from Cardiff University in 2006 and has been practicing with us since 2015. Over the last 10 years she has worked for Conlons and Boots Opticians and has many patients who have followed her due to the excellence of her care and professionalism.

Beth Porter

Dispensing Optician / Director :

Beth qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2015, enjoys the technical side of spectacle frames and lens design and loves to keep up to date on the latest fashions and trends. She specialises in and offers Colourimetry Testing in practice for Visual Stress and associated symptoms.

Dale Hedley

Dispensing Optician :

Dale started his career in Optics in 2006 and joined us from Boots Opticians, earning his Diploma as a Dispensing Optician. He specialises in making great looking eyewear for those with high prescriptions and has a passion for children's eye-health.

Gail Braddock

Optical Advisor :

After 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.

Lily Brett

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.

Marta Sienicka

Optical Advisor :

Marta joined us in 2021 and has 10 years of experience, previously working for Rayner's Opticians and Specsavers. She has a passion for frame choice and for bright colours and something a little different for the patient who wants to stand out.

Danielle Robertson

Optical Receptionist :

Danielle joined our team in 2013 and is one of our Optical Receptionists. She is a friendly face in practice to greet our patients, loves to chat and build a rapport with anyone who calls in and assists with our Peripheral Vision Screening examinations.

Gillian Holmes

Optical Receptionist :

Gillian is the friendly and caring face of our practice and joined us in 2019. She is dedicated and welcoming to all our patients and has made an instant connection with many of our long standing visitors.

Tracey Murray

Optical Receptionist :

Tracey has 20 years of experience in Optics and joined us in 2020 from K France Opticians. She's part of our reception team and has a thorough knowledge of the pre-examination tests before your appointment.