Welcome to McCrystal Opticians, one of Northern Ireland’s unique independent practices.

We’re one of the first optometry practices in Ireland to offer effective ways of addressing Visual Stress, using the colour based systems of ‘Chromagen’ and ‘Intuitive Colorimetry’.  We also offer the program of  ‘SchoolVision’ which addresses the underlying muscular strains that exist within the visual system.

We’re also passionate about controlling early short-sightedness (myopia) which is fast becoming a global epidemic.

Voted ‘Family Friendly Business of the Year’ [NI4Kids], ‘Optometrist Of The Year’ Finalist UK Optician Awards 2015, Family Optician of the Year’ WINNER UK & Ireland Optician Awards 2017 and ‘Best Healthcare Provider’ WINNER Families First People and Business Awards 2019 & 2022

Visual Stress
multisensory optometry
What our customers think…
“Charlie’s reading speed has doubled since starting the Schoolvision programme. He now instigates reading and is engaged in the story. Reading has become a pleasure. His vocabulary has increased, he participates in class and his confidence has soared. This programme is helping Charlie to see and fulfil his potential.”
Sandra, mother of Charlie (7), Armagh, read more SchoolVision testimonials
Gorgeous glasses and great service.  I’m always spoiled for choice with the fabulous range on offer and usually end up getting another pair of sunglasses – to go with my shoe collection  🙂  it’s hard to get this choice elsewhere so thanks for bringing something different to Northern Ireland.
“Schoolvision programme has helped my child immensely – She had difficulty reading and didn’t want to read (crying, tired eyes etc.), we knew something was wrong. We heard about Schoolvision and from day 1 of her wearing her glasses we noticed a change. She felt more confident when reading, her self-esteem improved and her schoolwork improved. We have a happy child who enjoys reading and doesn’t feel different anymore.”
Siobhan, Mother of Eimear (7) Newtownbutler, read more SchoolVision testimonials
Since 2006, my husband and I have had regular eye examinations in McCrystal Opticians. Noel’s advice and recommendations have ensured the transition from single vision wear to varifocal wear was positive and suited our needs and lifestyle perfectly.

“Scott’s reading has come on, both in speed and getting the words correct. His handwriting has improved. His concentration has improved slightly. My only problem at the minute is getting Scott to wear the glasses at home. I have told his teacher he needs to wear them in class, so I know he wears them all day except for playtime.”
Julie, Mother of Scott (10) Castlerock, read more SchoolVision testimonials
I’ve been getting my contact lenses from McCrystals for several years and the follow up service has always been second to none.  If I’ve ever a question I just pop in or call them and they are always so friendly and professional.