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COVID-19 Update

Due to the Government restrictions, in relation to social distancing that came in to effect on Tuesday 24th March, I have been forced to close the practice with immediate effect. All routine appointments have now been cancelled.

Please Note that I will continue to provide EMERGENCY cover for those that may need it, in line with the NI PEARS Scheme (details available on this website).

All calls to the practice will now be transferred to my mobile telephone, and I will endeavour to answer and respond promptly to any queries that you may have during normal business hours of 9am-5.30pm.

Tel: 02890 613485

As you may be aware, the current restrictions will remain in place pending review in 3 weeks time. For those who require emergency replacement of their spectacles, or emergency supplies of contact lenses, again please contact me on 02890 613485, and I will do my very best to provide a suitable solution from the stock of prescriptive contact and spectacle lenses that I currently hold in practice. As you may be aware we have our own spectacle glazing lab in practice. We also hold an extensive range of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses. Please be aware that my suppliers are subject to the same restrictions as I am, and we are currently struggling to obtain supplies of certain products.

Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries or concerns you may have.

I look forward to continuing to fulfil your eye care and eye wear needs, now and in the future.

Best wishes, and keep safe.

Stephen McKay



Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™

New technology. New frontier of performance.

After years of intensive research and development, Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ is the first light intelligent photochromic lens with nano-composite technology offering optimum vision, comfort and protection all day long.

Patients want it all – Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses are the answer

  • Activation speed: up to 30% faster than Transitions Signature VII lenses**
  • Fade back: 3 minutes faster than Transitions Signature VII lenses*
  • Darkness: Even darker than Transitions Signature VII lenses
  • Indoor clarity: Fully clear indoors
  • Ultimate protection: Block 100% UVA and UVB rays. Block at least 20% of harmful blue light indoors and over 87% outdoors***

Our fastest lens delivering all the benefits that patients want: protection, outdoor darkness, full indoor clarity, responsiveness and long-lasting performance. Using a multi-dimensional approach, Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses deliver a new frontier of performance—without sacrificing any one dimension performance.


What’s new?

Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses are the result of ESSILOR’S ongoing commitment to innovation. It is the first time since 2005 that Transitions Optical has made major changes and improvements in both the matrix and the dyes. It’s the combination of these that delivers new breakthrough technology based on what patients want: an improvement in outdoor darkness, activation speed and fadeback speed without compromising the level of indoor clarity and protection from UV and harmful blue light.

Disruptive nano-composite matrix

Creates zones where the dyes can move freely, activate and  fade back faster, without sacrificing darkness or durability.

New generation of ultra-agile dyes

Improves the responsiveness, darkness, longevity of the performance and consistency across colours.
Widest range of colours
Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses are available in 3 iconic colours and 4 vibrant Style Colours.

Transitions Signature GEN 8 Grey

Transitions Lenses | Brown

  Transitions Signature GEN 8 Brown

Transitions Signature GEN 8 Graphite Green



TEL: 02890 613485