David Gould, David Gould Opticians

41 Deardengate
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5QN
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 arranged for both my children to have their eyes tested at David Gould optician. I requested the booking online and David very swiftly confirmed an appointment time that was convenient for us. A reminder was sent via text message a day before our appointment, which was really handy.
On arrival, David and his team made us feel very welcome in his store and we were seen very promptly for the eye tests. The lady conducting the eyes tests was very thorough and informative, explaining all the time what she was doing and what she had noticed, to put my children at ease. They loved seeing the photos of their eyes!
My daughter needed glasses and David's shop had a good range for us to look at. David was really good about explaining how best to choose a pair of glasses and quite quickly we were able to choose the frames and colour my daughter wanted.
David also spent time talking to us about contact lenses, which was really interesting and definitely something my daughter will consider in the future, if her eyes continue to to deteriorate. She was a little apprehensive about the thought of contact lenses, but David let her hold one and explained the process of fitting them and trailing them, which made her more confident about the possibility of using contacts in the future.
Within a couple of days, David sent another text alert to inform me that my daughter's glasses were ready. We picked them up and a member of his team ensured they fitted well and were comfortable for my daughter. He was able to adjust them there and then, so she left happy with her new glasses.
From start to finish, David has kept us well informed, been well organised and most importantly, made both my children feel at ease in his shop. I can highly recommend David and his lovely team to others looking for glasses or contact lenses. Thank you

from Gemma Sanchez

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.