Independent, highly reputable Optician's practice, situated in Magherafelt, Mid Ulster. Over 20 years of professional service, this very experienced Optometrist provides a high level of care and attention to detail. The practice has the best range of frames to suit any budget in the area, with quality and value for money being guaranteed. Qualified to carry out eye examinations, and to fit and supply contact lenses. Domiciliary sight tests provided. VDU screening. Diabetes and glaucoma screening. Children's clinics. Safety & sports eyewear.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • General Optical Council registered Optometrist
  • Member of The Association of Optometrists
  • Member of The College of Optometrists

Contact Details

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  City Magherafelt
  Postcode BT45 6AB
  Address 4-6 Queen St
  Phone Number 028 7963 4341

Products & Services

Children's Eyecare

Children's Eyecare

Children rarely complain about their sight. However behaviour which may indicate that a problem exists with a child's eyes includes: rubbing their eyes a lot, blinking excessively, one eye turning in or out, holding objects close to their face, or sitting too close to the TV. If you think that your child has any of these warning signs; if there is a family history of squint/lazy eye; or if they are underachieving in school: you should now arrange an appointment for their eyes to be examined by us. The earlier any problems are picked up, the better the outcome.

  • I would recommend this business

Very helpful and friendly service from all staff. Great attention to detail when choosing new frames. I have problems with my eyes and feel very reassured with the competence of Sinead and her team.

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Very pleased with the excellent service provided by all staff. Great range of frames to choose from.

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  • I would recommend this business

After my eye operation I needed new glasses and McGurk opticians provide friendly professional help for me, and great value for money
Thanks folks

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  • I would recommend this business

Great opticians, friendly staff and made to feel very comfortable even with the covid restrictions

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  • I would recommend this business

Sinead McGurk Opticians deliver a superior service from anything I have ever experienced. I have and will continue to tell friends what they can expect when they attend. Sinead takes time to listen before she carries out a detailed eye examination. She, along with her expert team, take time and explain every aspect of the eye test down to choosing frames. They all made my visits relaxed and stress free. Huge thanks to Sinead, Stephen, Wendy and Heather.

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  • I would recommend this business

Fantastic service from Sinead and her team, eyes tested, new glasses selected and picked up within 10 days. Couldn't recommend them enough.

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  • I would recommend this business

I would highly recommend Sinead McGurks opticians as the experience was unbelievable. The staff are exceptional, especially Wendy who from start to finish looked after my eye care needs and helped me choose the glasses suited to me.Nothing was a bother to Wendy and her smile and manner was marvellous. Thank you Wendy, Sinead what an asset Wendy is to your business, look after her, regards Donna.

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  • I would recommend this business

My wife and I got new glasses from Sineads. Great service. Friendly staff and really comfortable and safe surroundings. My glasses are brilliant. Nothing too much trouble and aftercare is excellent.

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  • I would recommend this business

From the moment I walked into the opticians I was made very welcome by all the staff. Had my eye test done expertly by Sinead. Then Stephen helped me find the correct frames and lenses to suit my eyes. I just love my new glasses as they are so light to wear and also, more importantly, I can see so much more! All in all it was a very enjoyable experience. Thank you so much.

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  • I would recommend this business

Cannot recommend Sinead and her team enough. Always so professional and nothing ever a problem. Great with my boys especially my youngest who doesn't sit still for too long but they always so patient.
Fabulous range of glasses

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  • I would recommend this business

My daughter Emma has hydrocephalus and has a shunt fitted from 11 days old. Emma has attended several clinics at the RVHSC and has received excellent care. We started taking Emma to Sinead just before her 4th birthday where she received the same level of care and understanding she has received from the various doctors she had seen since birth. Around this time last year we booked a routine appointment to have Emma's eyes checked for new glasses.

I can't stress enough how important it is to have your eyes and your children's eyes tested regularly. What turned out to be a regular eye test revealed my daughter needed a full shunt revision. While Sinead was checking Emma's eyes she noticed an irregularity and told me to get her checked by a doctor immediately. This random eye test resulted in Sinead seeing my daughter had a serious problem which had she not have noticed could have had life changing issues for Emma. Thanks to Sinead and the doctors and nurses at the Royal Emma made a great recovery.

We all need to understand that having our eyes tested isn't just about needing glasses or our sight in general. Having a regular eye test could save your life. Thank you to Sinead and all your fantastic staff for everything you have done for myself and Emma.

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Customer Testimonials

As a family we have always been very impressed with the service we've received here,always friendly,professional yet personal service guaranteed!would highly recommend!!


Brilliant optician with friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic selection of frames.


We have been a customer of Sinead's for years and the service, choice of frames & staff are always first class. Heather & Noleen are friendly and always on hand to offer advice and, in our case, repair the odd nose paddle or two!
The new premises are fantastic and we would thoroughly recommend it to everyone


Got my new glasses last week and am absolutely delighted with them. Sinead has an absolutely amazing range of glasses and her new premises are super. Staff as ever are very friendly and extremely helpful. Service of course was absolutely first class.


Amazing choice of glasses and sunglasses for the whole family. Brilliant customer service. EYE LOVE my new glasses!


I visited this opticians last week and received excellent advice and service. Sinead has a huge selection of designer glasses. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The new premises is very plush and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone!

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From Our Website

Our Optometrists ensure optimum eye health & visual outcome with the use of the latest advanced examination equipment. Our dispensers have expertise and product knowledge, giving you the time to choose the correct frame and lens combination for your work / lifestyle / sport / social / visual demands, at a price point that suits your financial budget. We have an unrivalled choice of frames ranging from simple to stunning & essential to exotic. It is important to us that each client gets exactly what they need; to see well & look great!


Since opening her eponymous Optometry Practice in 2002, Sinead McGurk Opticians has become synonymous with outstanding eye care in Magherafelt. Quality, precision and meticulous care are values we live by. You'll see these values reflected in our national award winning practice, in our clinical excellence, our superior service, in the beautiful frames sourced from around the world, and in the latest technology enabling us to be the best provider of EyeWear and EyeCare in the locality. This is a carefully curated optometry experience.


We travel to International trade shows sourcing a unique and diverse collection of niche eyewear. Our spectacle frames are different from what you will find in any other local practice, allowing you to differentiate your look. We ensure the design, manufacture and quality of the end product is of a high standard. We offer a free styling consultation service, using our expertise and knowledge to select the perfect pair of glasses for you.


It is important to protect your eyes from harmful uv light no matter what your age. Sun damage can cause premature ageing in your eyes, encourage cataract development and macular degeneration. Sunglasses help maintain healthy and happy eyes. Drivers: Glare and bright sunlight cause potentially blinding hazards on the road. Good sunglasses, preferably with polarised lenses should be a requirement for anyone getting behind the wheel. There is a huge choice in both affordable fashion and designer brands with lots of photochromic lens colours to suit your style.