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Independent & Experienced

Opticians in Douglas

In Practice For
Over 45 Years

The team at Gillian Sheard
A pair of spectacles being measured

From Our Family To Yours

Our friendly, local staff have a wealth of knowledge in the optical industry.  We use state of the art technology to tailor our eye examinations to your individual needs. We offer a wide variety of frames and lenses to suit all tastes and budgets from NHS frames to individually handcrafted pieces to cater for the most discerning tastes.

Proudly Blending Optical Tradition With The Latest Technology

At Gillian Sheard Opticians, we offer a comprehensive range of eye care services.


Our experienced optometrists provide detailed eye examinations for adults and children, as well as fitting and prescribing contact lenses. We strive to provide the highest quality of eye care services to all of our patients.

Personal Eyecare Service

eye examination

Eye Examinations

Gillian Sheard Opticians takes pride in providing excellent eye care services for all ages. With comprehensive eye examinations and the latest in optical equipment, their thorough examination ensures your vision and eye care needs are always met.

OCT scan

OCT Scans

Enhanced eye examinations using Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology are available for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye.

Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription Sunglasses

Protect your eyes with fashionable yet functional prescription sunglasses. We have an excellent range including Oakley, Cocoa Mint, Maui Jim, Ray Ban and Zeal so you can look stylish in the sun whilst safeguarding against harmful UV rays.   

The best in eyewear
we care.

Our selection of eyewear includes something for everyone, from the newest trendy styles to specialised sports spectacles.

We carry both more cheap alternatives and premium names like Swarovski, Hugo Boss, and Jimmy Choo.

Our dispensing staff is excellent at assisting you in making a decision you'll be delighted with by guiding you through the selecting process.

A Clinically Focused Practice

that loves to fully share knowledge with their patients

Eye Health

  •  20 Million British people risk avoidable sight loss because they fail to have regular sight tests.

  • Everyone should have an eye examination once every two years unless advised otherwise by their optometrist. The Eye Care Trust recommends children aged under 9 and people aged 70 and over have annual eye examinations.

  • It’s estimated that 1 in 5 children has an undetected problem with their vision.

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