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The team above is made up of Optometrists, Dispensing Assistants and Optical Assistants. Mr and Mrs Laverty began the business in 1979 from their own home in Ballymoney before expanding into Coleraine and Garvagh. Since then they have been joined in partnership with their son in law Mr Brian McKeown and they continue to drive the business forward.

We are one of the longest established practices on the north coast and our customers enjoy the personal service we provide and put their trust in our expertise.

Brian McKeown BScHons, Dip Tp (IP), Prof Cert Glau, MCOptom
Brian McKeown BScHons, Dip Tp (IP), Prof Cert Glau, MCOptomOptometrist/Director
Independent Prescribing Optometrist and Director of the business, Brian is constantly looking for ways to improve the service and care that we offer. This may be through investments in modern technology, going to trade shows to look at new eyewear and making sure we are offering the best products to suit our customers needs. He also produces a quarterly newsletter which gives a real insight into what makes the business tick.
Lorna BScHons MCOptom
Lorna BScHons MCOptomOptometrist
Lorna began with us in 2007 and works in all 3 branches. Lorna puts her patients first and enjoys keeping herself up to date with current developments both locally and internationally including enhanced services for Glaucoma referrals. When Lorna is not looking after your eyes she might be found down the yard lending a hand!
Julie Walker Bsc Hons, MCOptom
Julie Walker Bsc Hons, MCOptomOptometrist
Julie has built up a devoted patient base. She to keeps up to date with local events and continued education and also takes part in the enhanced service we provide for suspect glaucoma patients.
Veronica Nellins Bsc Hons, MCOptom, Cert Med Ret
Veronica Nellins Bsc Hons, MCOptom, Cert Med RetOptometrist
Veronica also works in all 3 practices as well as providing home visits to our house bound patients. She has a keen interest in all areas of optometry and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Ulster.
Emma Curry Bsc Hons, MCOptom, Prof Cert Glau
Emma Curry Bsc Hons, MCOptom, Prof Cert GlauOptometrist
Emma works primarily in Ballymoney and Coleraine and is also accredited to look after any suspect glaucoma patients. She enjoys all aspects of Optometry and keeps up to date with the regular local education and training evenings.
Margaret
Margaret
Margaret began working with us in 1997. Margaret is mainly in our Ballymoney practice where she takes pleasure in helping people choose their new frames. She also keeps the premises looking spic and span.
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle started in 2007 and has recently completed an intensive training course which give her the skills to take more precise measurements and match the products we offer to the needs of each customer.
Rhonda
Rhonda
Rhonda began working with us in 1992. Rhonda takes great pleasure in delivering the best service that our customers deserve and is often found looking through catalogues or online for the right frame for a customer.
Michelle G
Michelle G
Michelle began working for us again recently after a period away from work concentrating on family life. Michelle really enjoys helping people find what they are looking for. She also doesn’t mind a chat about anything horsey!
Nicola
Nicola
Nicola began with us in 1995, she too has recently passed her exams and now is able to take more precise measurements and handle more enquiries with regards to our various services and products. If Nicola made her millions she might be found relaxing on a beach in Thailand!
Jocelyn
Jocelyn
Jocelyn began with us in 1986, she has an extensive knowledge of the business and loves finding the right frames and lenses for our customers. She wears glasses and contact lenses so she has a real personal experience to offer especially when teaching people how to use contact lenses.
Rosemary
Rosemary
Rosie began working in 2004, she too wears glasses and contact lenses and is an expert with the “ins and outs” of contact lens wear. She is always wearing a stylish frame and knows how to get the right frame for each customer.
Benita
Benita
Benita began working with us 1991. Benita can be found in our Garvagh practice and is renowned for her care and thoughtfulness when looking after our customers in Garvagh and beyond.
Emma
Emma
Emma is an Optical Assistant and is always on hand to handle any queries you may have. She works between our Ballymoney and Coleraine practice.

 

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