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Gary Toal BSc(Hons) MCOptom – Principal Optometrist & Practice Owner

Gary 40Gary graduated from the University of Ulster in Coleraine in June 2003.Gary chose to continue his training in England and completed his Pre-Registration Year in Essex County Hospital, Colchester.

On completion of his Professional Qualifying Exams in September 2004, Gary became a member of the College of Optometrists. He then went on to work for the largest multinational chain of Opticians as  a mobile Optometrist, working between practices in Colchester, Chelmsford and Brentwood.

In July 2005 Gary returned closer to home and worked for the leading Laser Eye Surgery clinic in Dublin, where he met his wife, Denise.

In November 2006 Gary opened his new practice in Antrim Town, and has established himself as a trusted and respected member of the local community.  In his spare time Gary likes to keep himself active, he enjoys running, skiing, golf and tennis.


Pauline Morrison – Dispensing Assistant

Pauline Profile 70Pauline has been working for Taylor & Toal Opticians since we opened in November 2006.  Pauline is a great asset to our team and her knowledge of frames and lenses is second to none.

Pauline assists with the selection of frames we currently stock  from suppliers across the globe from Milan, Paris and New York.  She will be sure to find you the perfect frame, and if we do not have one currently in stock, she will do her best to source exactly what you are looking for.

Pauline lives in Antrim with her husband and daughter.  In her free time she enjoys the occasional Zumba class and holidaying with her family.



Liza McDonnell – Dispensing Assistant

Liza profile 70Liza is the newest member of the team, having started with us in September 2013. Liza’s background was in retail management and has a love of fashion and funky glasses.

Liza has been a great addition to the team and has been a very fast learner of all aspects of eyewear and eyecare.

Liza is fantastic at assisting customers with frame selection and has a real eye for detail.  She will be more than willing to give you a hand picking yourself a perfect pair from a choice of over 1000 frames.

Liza is originally from Belfast, now living in Antrim with her partner and daughter.  In her spare time Liza is happiest when spending time with her family.


Our staff members work closely together in order to provide you with a seamless service. You’ll find we’re a friendly and close knit team – all eager to help in any way we can.


About our Practice

Taylor & Toal Opticians is a small, independent Opticians in Antrim that has built up a reputation for providing individual style, optical expertise and personal service.


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Our practice is situated within elegant and spacious premises, conveniently located on the High Street in Antrim Town. We aim to ensure that during your visit you’re perfectly at ease; to this end you’ll find the practice has an informal and comfortable atmosphere.On arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome from our team.

We understand how important your vision is to you and are dedicated to preserving the health of your eyes. We are committed to providing exceptional patient care in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. It’s vital you care for your eyes by having regular eye examinations and once you’ve visited us at Taylor & Toal Opticians you’ll want to keep coming back!

Using up-to-the-minute technology, modern facilities and the latest treatments we offer outstanding levels of service. We have been delivering quality eye care in the local area since 2006. During that time our patients have come to expect high standards and professionalism. We put the utmost importance on the continuing development of all our staff’s clinical and dispensing skills. We believe that well trained staff offer the best service be it in the professional care of your eyes or in the dispensing of your new glasses. It is this unparalleled expertise and enthusiasm that brings our loyal patients back to us year after year.