David Gould, David Gould Opticians

41 Deardengate
Exceptional eye examinations and fabulous glasses. Award winning Contact Lens Service. Myopia Management. Proud to be independent.

Business Description

David Gould Opticians have two optical practices in the Rossendale Valley, located on Deardengate, Haslingden and Bank Street, Rawtenstall.

Founded in 2003, David Gould Opticians, work with experienced, qualified independent optometrists using some of the latest examination equipment to provide a comprehensive eye care service.

David and the trained support staff are on hand to offer first-rate advice on frames and lenses to ensure you have the information to make the correct choice of eyewear for your needs. We use Essilor's Visioffice Dispensing System in both practices, which allows for 3-D digital measurement of spectacle lenses and a great way to see yourself clearly when trying on new frames.

The latest digital contact lens equipment is used to continue to provide what has become the largest contact lens service in the area. All types of contact lenses, including disposables, multifocals, continuous wear, hybrids, Rigid Gas Permeables and toric lenses for astigmatism, are supplied, including One Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism.

David Gould Opticians hold the status of Acuvue Centre of Excellence, are one of Cibavision's Premium Independent Practices, and are members of Coopervision's Visionary Club. This means that we often have access to new products before they are generally available. We also carry out clinical research studies on new contact lens products yet to hit the market.

We do not use "own brand" products as we believe this restricts choice and we want our clients to be able to choose from the full selection of products available.

Our Dry Eye Assessments were introduced in January 2012 and have proved very popular and attracted many new clients to the practice. We are able to carry out various simple tests to determine the nature of the problem and recommend appropriate treatment.

Many people we have seen have been using the same treatments for many years and have never been introduced to some of the latest products and methods. Our digital slit lamp microscope allows us to show clients what we can see and helps in gaining a better understanding of what's happening. 

My Recommendations

I purchased some glasses from David about 8 years ago which lasted well. I decided to purchase an upgrade and bought a great pair of glasses with lenses that react to light. They were made and delivered within a week or so, just in time for Christmas. Staff are always helpful polite and professional. Always recommend David and his team when someone needs an eye exam.

from Stuart Bowen

David and his team provide an extremely pleasant service, and take the time to deal with customers on a personal level. I have no hesitation in recommending David Gould Opticians.

from Paula Mulligan

Accreditations & Qualifications

David Gould FBDO CL qualified as a dispensing optician in 1986 and gained his contact lens diploma the following year. He has worked for a multiple group, in independent practice and for Blakes Optical, a Manchester based regional group, where he became the Operations Director. In 2003, he purchased two practices from his former employer and started his own business, which he imaginatively called David Gould Opticians. David was named Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year in 2013 by Optician Magazine.