We hope it will tell you all you need to know about where we are, when we open and what we do, along with a whole load of other stuff about eyes, glasses, contact lenses, frames etc etc.

We try and offer something different to our clients, from frames you won’t see everywhere, to custom fitted contact lenses, hopefully with fantastic personal customer service and value for money.

Hopefully you will like the web-site and please contact us or call in to either shop at your convenience. Have a look at our practice video to get a glance of what we do.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Hello - welcome to our web site.

“Take a quick look at the video and you’ll see Laura and my acting debut, but much better you’ll  see some of the Howard St practice and what we do.

New glasses styles come into the shops often. Why not pop in and take a look.”


Richard Owens Opticians
384 Upper Newtownards Road
Tel  028 9065 8898
Fax 028 9065 5711

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Saturday : 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Richard Owens Opticians
44 Howard Street
Tel  028 9032 4366
Fax 028 9031 4363

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday : 9.30 am to 1.00 pm


Just into the city centre branch - the new Oliver Peoples & Paul Smith 2016 collections. They’re fantastic - effortless style of Los Angeles. Inspiration derived from architecture balanced with colours from elements of nature combine to make Oliver Peoples & Paul Smith leaders in eyewear.

Just in at the Ballyhackamore store - Silhouette - rimless designs in Titanium and superlight TR90

And now in our Howard St store... Vinylize eyewear - specs made with vinyl old records - GROOVY - literally. Have a look at their website to see what they do - Click HERE