Are We The Right Opticians For You?

If you’ve landed on our website chances are you’re wondering where is the best opticians for YOU and your individual requirements. Here at Taylor & Toal we try to make it easy by letting you know what you can expect should you decide to come and see us.

Gary Toal

BSc (Hons) MCOptom – Optometrist & Practice Owner

Gary graduated from Ulster University in 2003, completing his training in Essex County Hospital in Colchester. On completion of his Professional Exams in 2004, Gary became a member of the College of Optometrists.

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

Taylor & Toal Opticians opened in Antrim on 1 November 2006 and Gary along with his team has been helping clients look good and feel good in their glasses ever since!

Outside of work Gary is kept busy by his two girls, Eden and Quinn and you may just find him gracing the courts of Windsor Tennis Club in Belfast one or two nights a week 😉!

Here are 8 Benefits of Visiting Taylor & Toal Opticians


Niche Eyewear That You’ll Love Wearing

If you are looking for something different than what you find on the high street, then these frames are for you. Here you’ll discover a new world of eyewear and choose a pair of glasses from a selection not seen elsewhere.

Each season we travel to places like Paris, Milan & Munich in search of the world’s finest eyewear. We have relationships with the most admired and respected eyewear designers in the industry. Niche, independent eyewear companies who produce different and exclusive eyewear.

They are of the highest quality. Handmade. Frames that only people in the know have heard of. And they are hard to find: only a handful of the UK’s most progressive opticians carry these collections.

Whether for everyday wear, or for special occasions, these are glasses with that individual feel, yours alone, not worn by the crowds.

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Superior Optical Expertise And Know-How

Choosing glasses can be difficult and frustrating and feel like you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. You’ll be glad to know there is a more sophisticated and effective way to select the right glasses than trying on frames at random.
Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ is designed to make your search for new eyewear an effortless and enjoyable experience.

We have a superb choice of the world’s most appealing eyewear with over 900 styles in stock to choose from. BUT, we’re not a scratch-your-head and browse around kind of place.

Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will save you time and hassle. You will find out definitively which frame styles will suit your face shape. It will make your decision on new eyewear easier and give you confidence in what you choose.

The consultation is an opportunity to discover the right style of eyewear for you in a no-pressure, relaxed environment with the help of an eyewear expert.

Our ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will transform how you feel about your eyewear.

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Flexible Payment Options – At No Extra Cost!

At Taylor & Toal Opticians, we’re your flexible friend! We never leave you with a simple “take it or leave it” option. We will always give you several frames and lenses options and guidance as to what will work best for you.

When it comes to choices about how much you want to invest in your eyewear, we can offer to spread the payments over anything from 3 to 6 months. With no hidden extra costs. With no hassle. We want to help you get the glasses that you want and that are best for you without compromise or delay. Ask a member of the team about our flexible payment options.

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Personalised Service & Free Eyewear Styling Consultation

Personal service is a rare thing nowadays but at Taylor And Toal Opticians that is what we specialise in. (Read our reviews to hear what new clients say!)

If you’re reading this, you’re probably the kind of person who doesn’t want to be treated like you’re just a number. I fall into this category myself.

Let me first say that you are welcome to pop in. We are a small team of friendly, welcoming, real people. You can call us and have a conversation about what you need. You can come in and have a look around. We’re actually in an old bank which is a striking building – but you’ll love the environment it creates – luxurious and grand. We can give you a overview of our frame styles and answer any questions you may have.

But to give you the best service, we do things a bit differently. And there are some things you should know before you come in.

We work like any professional service and offer you an appointment-based service for your convenience and so we can spend the necessary time with you to get it right.

The unique environment we’ve created for clients means if you just pop in you’ll be able to get a sneak preview of the frames. But to do it properly, to show you the full collection and range of styles, and to give you the benefit our industry-knowledge and professional advice, it’s best to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for your initial eyewear styling consultation. And there is no sales pressure or obligation to buy anything.

By all means pop in to see us if that’s what you prefer, but if you want to maximise your time and get a truly personalised service take advantage of the free consultation.

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We Give You Many Options & Choices

Every face and person is different. During your initial complimentary styling consultation, we will show you all the options and all the eyewear possibilities that fit your face, your prescription, your personal style and your budget.

Including frames from Anne et Valentin, JF Rey, ProDesign Denmark, Etnia Barcelona, Silhouette and many more.

We have a large choice of mens glasses to fit the man who requires a wider bridge fitting, a longer temple length or a wider frame width.

We have a great selection of prescription glasses and frames for women who require a petit frame size.

Choice of styles include designer glasses, vintage glasses, fashionable glasses and rimless glasses. Whether you want something minimal or whether you want to make a statement with your eyewear we will show you lots of possibilities.

With your lenses, each type of lens can have pros and cons, which we share with you. We simply educate you on your options so you feel comfortable with your choice and can make an informed decision.

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The “Love Your Glasses” Guarantee

At Taylor & Toal Opticians we stand by the advice and recommendations we give you. Our reputation is in full public view, front and centre on your nose! Our 30-Day “Love Your Glasses” Guarantee means that you can’t make a mistake with your eyewear.

If, for any reason, you are not 100% happy with the fit and comfort of your new glasses, or if you have any visual discomfort from the lenses, within 30-days of collecting your new glasses, you can choose an alternative frame and/or lenses that will be more comfortable for you. All at no charge. We guarantee that you’ll love your glasses!

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Over 100 5-Star Google reviews and counting!

Real people, real eyewear, real feedback. There’s nothing like a real review or testimonial to let you know what you can expect from a business. If you’re new to the world of wearing glasses, if you’re looking to invest a little bit more money in your eyewear, or if you’ve had problems with your glasses or optician in the past, you’ll want to hear from people just like you and hear about their experience at Taylor & Toal Opticians. All of our reviews are genuine, there’s no “fake news” here, so you can be confident that what you’re reading is a genuine reflection of each client’s experience at Taylor & Toal.

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Easy Ways To Get Started

If you want more information to find out if we’re the best optician for you we can help you in a number of ways:

1 – Request a FREE Welcome Pack

2 – Call 028 9446 5500 to book your FREE Eyewear Styling Consultation (worth £39).

3 – Contact a member of the team on 028 9446 5500 or via our online form with your questions. Our team is friendly and knowledgeable and will do their best to answer your questions.

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Request an Appointment

Complete the short form below with your details and a preferred day/time, we’ll be in touch shortly after to confirm and schedule your appointment.

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Don’t Take Our Word For It!
Read Over 80 5 Star Reviews

Excellent friendly service !Very quick to order in my 6 month old baby girls glasses when first prescribed and also to reorder them in again for me after our dog got a hold of the first pair !Thank you :)
Jenny McCausland 5 years ago
Excellent, thorough examination and all the advice and guidance to ensure I have the best glasses for me. Very friendly staff
Maud Woods 5 years ago
Excellent service
Agnieszka Jarosz 1 second ago
Absolutely fantastic range of high quality, stunning glasses. Brilliant customer service, Emma has a lot of patience and is excellent at helping suggest suitable frames. Gary Toal is a friendly professional experienced optometrist. Our family is very happy to go back again and again.
Louise wright 5 years ago
Excellent customer care from Gary & the girls, fantastic choice of frames from affordable through to modern designer frames, would highly recommend this fabulous opticians
Jennifer Toal 5 years ago
Love my new glasses - thanks so much to Gary and Emma.
Elisabeth McManus 5 years ago
Highly recommended. Great customer service, very friendly. Well done Gary and his team!!!
Arnold Majcher 5 years ago
Very professional and friendly family opticians.
Carl Mc 5 years ago
We have been using Taylor and total for many years and always have been more than happy with the service we have received.
Stanley Campbell 5 years ago
Thank you very much!!!!
v M 5 years ago
Wonderfull experience, extremely good service and customer care I would highly recommend this company
Veronica Andrews 5 years ago
Friendly staff and good offers
George Mcnally 4 years ago
First class service through eye test Gary was most attentive and receptionist very welcoming
Thomas McKeown 5 years ago
Great opticians!!! Extremely helpful and professional and lots of selection
Timothy Franklin 4 years ago
had my routine eye examination with gary at taylor and toal have always found them to be very thorough and professional and would recommend them to anyone
Michael Gibbons 5 years ago
Best experience what i have in here, very pleasant visit was.
LaG Forever 5 years ago
Great personalised service. Very happy with my new glasses.
s l 5 years ago
We, as a family, have been using Taylor & Toal for a few years now. Gary is very thorough and the girls are great at helping choose frames. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. In fact, my daughter had a migraine recently and couldn’t see. Gary very quickly fitted her in to check everything was ok. Furthermore, he called me on the Saturday morning to check on her progress. That type of service and care is exceptional, I’d say you’d struggle to find that from a chain!
Elaine mccormick 5 years ago
Very pleased with the professional service from Gary and Emma with help in choosing my glasses got my eye test on thursday new glasses arrived on tuesday very pleased Highly recommened
Shane Fox 5 years ago
Very friendly and helpful service at Toal and Taylor. Always welcoming.
John Mitchell 5 years ago
Gary and the staff could not have been more helpful or attentive during the eye test and fitting of my new glasses , sorting out problems I had with my new glasses . Many thanks
Alan Pooley 5 years ago
I am a returning customer and am always drawn back to the excellent service Gary and his team provide! Their selection of frames and knowledge leave you feeling confident and gave me piece of mind as I have been having trouble with my vision! Looking forward to picking up my new specs later in the week!
Catherine McCaig 5 years ago
Happy to recomend this firm. Been with them a good number of years. Friendly and efficient service.
Maurice Henderson 5 years ago
Effective and friendly service. Everything you need.
Josh Graham 5 years ago
Brilliant so friendly. Very professional. Highly recommend. Great selection of frames.
Jolene 5 years ago
Great friendly service. Gary and his team really look after you. Highly recommended
Matthew kinloch 5 years ago
Excellent personal service from Gary as usual. Emma very helpful when choosing from the wide range of frames. Highly recommended.
Joan Anderson 5 years ago
Can't fault Taylor & Toal, excellent service and customer satisfaction. Staff always very pleasant also. Would highly recommend them.
David Moloney 9 years ago
Great service, very friendly team, world class customer service. I’m wearing glasses for over 20 years and Gary is the best optometrist I came across so far!!!
Arnold Majcher 6 years ago
Excellent knowlageable staff and speedy delivery of glasses. Can't be beat in my opinion.
Ivan Stewart 6 years ago
Very good service. My mum and I both had eyes tested and new glasses. Would recommend highly
Gillian Birkmyre 5 years ago
Lovely store lovely staff. Beautiful store very comfortable and not rushed. Thanks guys. 5 star.
John J. Ó Néill 6 years ago
Great service. Gary and his staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I buy my contact lenses and glasses here and I am always well looked after.
Matthew Kinloch 6 years ago
Really appreciate the way Taylor and Toal go out of their way to help people, my mother in law Sandra has been helped out greatly by them they do go that extra mile to help thankyou.
Julie Brownlee 6 years ago
Want the best? Then go to Taylor & Toal opticians and SEE why.
Len Kinley 5 years ago
Just picked up my new glasses! Absolutely love them first glass service!! Would definitely recommend and I’ll definitely be back
Catherine Little 8 years ago
I am a returning customer and am always drawn back to the excellent service Gary and his team provide! Their selection of frames and knowledge leave you feeling confident and gave me piece of mind as I have been having trouble with my vision! Looking forward to picking up my new specs later in the week!
Catherine McCraig 6 years ago
Michal Tomasz Myszka 8 years ago
Excellent service, super helpful and friendly!
Sarah Jayne Hanna 6 years ago
I have been going to Taylor and toal since it opened even though I now live in Bristol!!! Great having the same person test my eyes every year and the choice of glasses are very trendy and reasonably priced!
Karen Dunlop 6 years ago
They are all very nice and very helpfull good choice been with them so many years stand by there glasses well any you want fix no bother to them good place to make you welcome
Liz Diamond 5 years ago
I would only ever go to Taylor and toal as there very professional and if u have any questions regarding glasses and what suits there very helpful as well as being very professional there very friendly and welcoming myself and my family would highly recommended Gary and his staff wouldn’t go anywhere else
Marlene Monghan 6 years ago
So very helpfull any questions you may have they are always answered.very thorough with eye test and gr8 range of frames to choose from. And gr8 friendly atmosphere I could go on lol but he ent paying me
Brendan Flynn 10 years ago
Absolutely fantastic range of high quality, stunning glasses. Brilliant customer service, Emma has a lot of patience and is excellent at helping suggest suitable frames. Gary Toal is a friendly professional experienced optometrist. Our family is very happy to go back again and again.
Lou Wright 5 years ago
Top class service! Great selection of frames, and good offers. Very friendly and helpful.
Elaine McCormick 6 years ago
Gary recently sorted my four year old son with his first pair of glasses. Both Gary and his staff made the whole experience stress free for Tom! Highly recommended!
Larry McAllister 5 years ago
I have been taking my daughter to Gary for the last 10 years. We chose Taylor & Toal because it is a local business. I definitely made the right choice, Gary is brilliant with her & has always been able to put her at ease. All the staff go over & beyond to give a great service.
Cathy Waring 6 years ago
first class service as usual both me and my youngest needed a retest . gary got us booked in and sorted on Saturday. him and his receptionist helped us select new glasses with confidence .with competitive pricing we will definitely be back .5 star service and huge selection
Felix Kieran 6 years ago
Excellent Opician and very friendly service. I think we all need to be more aware that Opticians are not only for routine eye tests but offer a vital service for any eye issues. They should be your first port of call with eye infections/problems as they actually look into your eyes and diagnose what is going on!! I struggled for a week before seeing Mr Toal, he straight away diagnosed Iritis and sent me to Royal Eye Clinic for treatment. Can’t thank him enough.
Sharon McCreary 5 years ago
Myself and my 14 year old son have been with Taylor and toal a few years now! Gary is a fab optician! More than helpful, even my 3 year old loved gettin her eyes tested by him on my last check up though she wasn't 2 keen on the drops lol but still left wi a smile on her face (even though she wanted glasses n didn't need them) xx
Janine Abraham 6 years ago
First class friendly service!
Emer Kieran 10 years ago
Going to Gary for about 7 years now , very professional friendly optician with modern equipment. Very quick Service and great selection of glasses.
Grainne McBurb 5 years ago
I can see clearly now the mist has gone! Thanks T&T
Alan Davison 4 years ago
Excellent service as usual. Want to say thank you to Gary for getting my specs to me so quickly. Thought they might not be ready for Christmas but they were here in two days. Now I can enjoy the Christmas repeats! I highly recommend Taylor&Toal for their attentiveness and friendly service. Happy Christmas.
Mark Mc Vicker 10 years ago
Excellent service both by Gary and his receptionists:) I will definitely use this optician again:) Thank you
Karen McKenna 10 years ago
Excellent service, friendly and great quality, Gary has been our optician for years.
John Taggart 5 years ago
Very helpful and very professional... Thank you
Monika Vrabcova Zummerova 7 years ago
just been for my annual check up.superb service from Gary as always.would highly recommend taylor and toal
Michael Gibbons 9 years ago
I had a relapse in health and couldn’t take time of work, I was given an emergency appointment and Gary spent time with me to make sure we could find a solution to the problem, 2 days later I had that solution.... very professional and efficient whilst being friendly and welcoming.
Stefan Getty 6 years ago
Great frame selection. Very helpful and friendly staff
Denise Toal 8 years ago
Donna Maria Boyle 10 years ago

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