Patient-focused Care


Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Thursday Eves *request only
Sat. & Sun. Closed

18 Cregagh Road
Belfast, BT6 9EP

Call: 028 9045 6594

Welcome to Stephen Rea Opticians

We value the relationships we have with our patients. When you walk through our doors you will experience the professionalism, expertise, care and relaxing atmosphere of our family friendly opticians in Belfast.

The service, skill and staff are superb. It is a pleasure to deal with Stephen. I am totally satisfied with all aspects of this local practice. A wonderful asset to "the road."read more
Marion Magee
Marion Magee
07:49 02 Aug 17
My name is Kathleen Vance and I am very pleased with Stephen Rea opticians Stephen is a gentleman who is very professional l have great confidence in him as my optician , as a patient with problem with pressure in both eyes Stephen and his staff are very patient with me and willing to give me time needed to help me relax I would gladly recommend Stephen Rea optician and his very pleasant staff Thank you Kathleen Vanceread more
Ken Vance
Ken Vance
21:02 01 Aug 17
After going to a different opticians I returned to Stephen Rea where you get a more personal and professional test. Stephen and his staff are great at advising on which glasses suit you and if you really need new ones. Great to be back 😀read more
Karen McConnell
Karen McConnell
18:30 01 Aug 17
I have visited this Opticians now for several years and have always found Stephen to be very thorough and professional. Both he and his staff are also very friendly and chatty. There is a very good selection of frames, competitively priced, as well as various contact lens options (I wear both). Stephen's advice has always been much appreciated and I will be returning soon for my annual eye more
Margaret Simpson
Margaret Simpson
16:37 01 Aug 17
I have attended Stephen for quite a number of years and have always found him to have as much time needed for your eye examination he never rushes and always has a pleasant manner if you want the personal approach then Stephen is the answerread more
David Taylor
David Taylor
13:51 01 Aug 17
Very friendly, been going here for years. Always chatting about something! Looks after you and honest when it comes to choosing glasses! Wouldn't more
Alexandra Moyna
Alexandra Moyna
08:59 27 Jul 17

CALL: 028 9045 6594

18 Cregagh Road
Belfast, BT6 9EP


Our ethos has always been to provide excellent service to all of our patients by providing an excellent professional eye examination and innovative products at affordable prices. We take pride in being able to serve all members of our diverse community from the elderly to the very young.

STEPHEN REA BScHons MCOptomOptometrist/Director
Stephen graduated from Cardiff University and then took up the role of optometrist at the Harris Rundle practice on the Cregagh Road for 14 years. Stephen then took ownership of the practice when the opportunity arose in late 2016.
JENNY HUNTEROptical Assistant
Jenny previously worked in a local fashion boutique for 10 years, giving style advice to customers. She feels passionately that selecting spectacles should be a fun and enjoyable experience and loves to see people leaving excited about their new specs.
HELEN GRAHAMOptical Assistant
Helen began her career in optics over 20 years ago on the Cregagh Road with Harris Rundle before moving on to work in Bangor. Helen has an eye for detail and works to ensure that everyone receives the quality of service she is proud to deliver.


At Stephen Rea Opticians we take your eye care seriously. An eye examination is a very important health check. An eye test can reveal many health issues within the body such as diabetes and high blood pressure and an examination should always include health checks in addition to checking if glasses are required.

Cregagh Road BELFAST

Stephen Rea Opticians is located at 18c Cregagh Rd, Belfast in the premises formerly occupied by Harris Rundle Opticians.

Contact Lens Trial

A contact lens assessment will give you the opportunity to try contact lenses both in our practice and in your own environment.


NHS Eye Tests

Find out if you are entitled to a FREE NHS Eye Test and if you get help towards the cost of glasses should they be required.


Latest Offers

We know you like great quality products and fantastic value for money so keep an eye out for our latest Offers.


Make An Appointment

Booking your eye examination at our Practice couldn’t be easier. Simply call us on 028 9045 6594 and speak to a member of our friendly team or fill out the short form below and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.