Opticians Newtownabbey


9 Abbots Cross, Newtownabbey, BT37 9QT

Mon- Fri: 9am – 5pm

Meet The Team

Shane Higgins BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipTp (IP)

Shane Higgins BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipTp (IP)

Senior Therapeutic Optometrist

“I qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012 and gained my Independent Prescribing qualification in 2017.

I have a wide range of clinical interests including general primary optometric care, paediatric dispensing, contact lens work and advanced imaging techniques such as ocular coherence tomography.

My spare time is split between guitar, sailing and motorbikes.”

Charlotte McMullan BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Charlotte McMullan BSc (Hons) MCOptom


“I graduated from Ulster University in 2020, becoming a member of the College of Optometrists shortly after.

I am accredited to provide NI PEARS (Northern Ireland Primary Acute Referral Scheme) and am interested in keeping up to date with the latest advances in eyecare, such as ocular coherence tomography. I enjoy the variety of my job, meeting new patients and managing all their individual clinical needs.

Outside of work I am an avid reader and enjoy baking and interior design.”

Michelle Simpson

Michelle Simpson

Newtownabbey Practice Manager

“Having originally join the business nearly 17 years ago when it was formally Sweeney Opticians and now Kingsbridge Opticians & Hearing Care, I can say it’s been an absolute pleasure.

Being Practice Manager has given me the opportunity to get involved in many aspects of the optical world and in addition to running the practice I work on the shop floor dispensing and merchandising, but I’m also a trained lab technician, meaning my knowledge of products is very good, and I assist with the transition of spectacle choice to finished product, and checks to ensure finished spectacles are of a high standard.

At Kingsbridge Opticians & Hearing Care, we are afforded the professional freedom to do what it takes to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, which cannot always be said about the ‘big players’ on the High Street.

What I love most about my job is utilising my flair for knowing what suits people, whilst glasses should be fit for purpose, they also make a statement, so getting to know my clients and understanding what suits their style is equally important”

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