Look amazing, stay healthy, live your life

108 Westborough, Scarborough

Your health is, of course, our first concern. That’s why we’ve invested in a high-tech optical test suite that is best in class. It lets us see any problems earlier when they are likely to be easier to fix.

Healthy and looking great, that’s our goal for you. Would it be wrong to come in for a style consultation, get full access to our years of experience and deep product knowledge, and walk out with your best-ever look?

Healthy, looking great, and capable .. we want you to enjoy life to the full. Need glasses for tennis? Needlepoint? Eyewear that fits under your motorcycle helmet? For surfing? For nights out? We’ve got everything you need.

That’s the Pagan & McQuade way. No-rush eyecare, on your side so you can be the best you. And by the way we are very good at this, check out our testimonials. We’ve been providing quality eyecare in Scarborough since 1988.

For everyone’s safety, Pagan & McQuade is providing a telephone appointment booking service. Please phone 01723 371250 to arrange any essential or urgent eye examinations. Thank-you for your kind understanding and stay safe.

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Don’t let anything slide. If you have concerns, early action is much better. Our laser scanner lets us see deeper than most so we can reassure you fully. We can see round corners, too.

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Great spectacles enhance your natural good looks. Sure, we know the art and science in picking the right frames, but let’s also enjoy choosing your new look. You do deserve it.

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Great eyesight helps you be confident in what you do. We like to hear your story and design custom solutions to suit your lifestyle. Screenwork (and sleep issues)? Golf? TV. Night driving. All need different solutions.

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Take advantage of our Advanced Eye Care Service ..

Eyecare technology is moving ahead here at Pagan & McQuade Opticians and we would like to introduce you to our new advanced eyecare service through which you will have direct access to our latest healthcare technology.  To keep your eyes healthy, we can now look deeper (under your retina) and wider (toward the edges) of your inner eye than we have ever been able to achieve before.

A Deeper View

Our OCT inspects below the surface of your retina to check for numerous eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, vitreous detachment and macular holes amongst others.

A Wider View – from our OPTOMAP

The only instrument of its kind in Scarborough which provides you with an ultra wide, digital retinal image with a 200 degree field of view compared to a 45 degree view from conventional retinal cameras.  Take a look at the difference Optomap makes in the image below.

Your scans are non-invasive and painless.  Our software can detect the most subtle changes below your retina at every examination.  This degree of analysis is not achievable with the equipment available in a standard NHS eye examination.

Your retinal health is important.  An unheathy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain resulting in impaired vision.  Many retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated sooner with the earlier detection that our technology provides, offering the potential for better visual outcomes.

Is this equipment available at the Opticians under the NHS?

No – under the NHS our fees have been frozen for over 5 years.  There is no NHS funding of this equipment.  Whilst we will continue to give our best endeavours under the NHS as we have always done, it is by private fees that we are able to offer class leading equipment to our patients.


For all the above scans, examinations, extra time and analysis, the private fee is £129.  However, to make this health advance affordable, we now offer it at a reduced rate by direct debit at £8.97 per month for an annual examination including this equipment to protect your eye healthcare.

Our Advanced Eyecare Service allows you to access a new, higher standard of eyecare than we have been able to offer before.

So we now look deeper and look wider to protect your eye health with the Pagan & McQuade Advanced Eyecare Service at a fee of £8.97 per month.  Bob Barr MCOptom and Louise Bailey MCOptom, your Optometrists at Pagan & McQuade Opticians recommend and fully endorse the Advanced Eyecare Service to you.

Pop in to Pagan & McQuade and speak to your favourite eyecare specialist about how the Premier Eye Care Service would work for you or call us now on 01723 371250.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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We started providing NHS eye examinations in Scarborough way back in 1988.  We still have an NHS contract and we continue to provide the NHS eye examination to qualifying groups of people. We provide private eye examinations if you do not qualify for an NHS funded examination.

The content of your NHS eye examination will vary depending upon your needs but will usually consist of the following:

We start by asking you for your reason for attending your eye examination as this will help us to establish the most appropriate means of examining your eyes and “testing” your eyesight.

We take your history and symptoms and record any medication you may be taking.

We check your unaided vision standard without spectacles for each eye individually.

We then check the eye balance and co-operation between your eyes as problems here can result in eye strain and headache.

You will then have your external eye and eyelids examined, moving on to shining light within your inner eye to check the health of your cornea, aqueous humor, lens, vitreous humor and retina.  Your eye pressures and visual fields will be checked at the Optometrist’s discretion subject to age criteria and your presenting signs and symptoms.

Hopefully at this stage there will be confirmation that the structures around and within the eye are in a healthy condition and if so, the Optometrist will then concentrate on the measurement of your refraction to see whether you have a refractive error.  This does not mean that your eyes are unhealthy but it may mean that your eyes are not as efficient as they could be for the visual tasks that you need to perform in your day.  Symptoms here can include blurred vision, eye strain, tiredness, irritability, lack of concentration, falling asleep and various headache scenarios.For your reassurance, having a confirmed refractive error is simply a variation on a normal eye and not a disease process although it certainly can produce unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms requiring attention.

Your Optometrist will then present their findings for you and if needed, will recommend a spectacle prescription to relieve your symptoms and improve your visual performance.  We are always happy to answer your questions about your eyes.

With your permission, in your presence and usually within the consulting room to protect your privacy, we discreetly share your findings with your Dispensing Optician who is qualified to advise you on the most suitable lifestyle lenses to provide you with optimal visual performance and to eliminate symptoms of tiredness etc.  The Optometrist will sign an NHS prescription (Form GOS 2) which is for you to keep as a permanent record of your spectacle prescription found on that date.

We hope that the above gives reassurance that your NHS “eye test” is not something that you can fail. We try to make the examination as relaxed and friendly as possible and it is important to us that you leave our consulting room feeling comfortable that we have covered your concerns and provided individual advice and appropriate reassurance.

4% of NHS eye examinations result in a referral to another health care professional for further investigation.  In the unlikely event that you require a referral we will fully explain the reasons for this, what the next steps are on your eye care journey and the likely time frame for your next appointment.

We are with you all the way and being Scarborough’s longest established Optician means you can rely on us to provide for your ongoing eyecare needs over time.

You will qualify for an NHS funded sight test (which is free of charge to you) if:

You are under 16

You are 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education

You are 60 or over

You are registered as sight impaired or severely sight impaired

You have diabetes or glaucoma

You are 40 or over with a mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter with glaucoma

You have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma

You are prisoner on leave

You are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

You receive Income Support

You receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)

You receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

You receive Income-based Employment & Support Allowance

You are awarded Universal Credit & do not exceed the earnings limit

You have a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (Form HC2)

Please see the NHS choices website for further details.

Our apologies for the length of the list for NHS eligibility but we hope it was helpful if you managed to read this far!




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For a limited time, we are offering you the opportunity to apply for a free eyewear styling consultation at Pagan & McQuade.

Our unique eyewear styling consultation makes the process of choosing glasses easier. It allows us to define for you what shape, style and colour of eyewear would work best for you. It shows you all the eyewear style possibilities that are suitable for you, and makes it easy for you to make a decision on your new glasses.

It’s very relaxed and enjoyable and there’s no obligation to buy at the end of it.

We only have a limited number of free consultations available, so please enter your details and click the button below to apply for your voucher.

To apply for your free eyewear styling consultation, please help us by answering this quick question and complete the boxes below:

What prompts you to request an eyewear styling consultation right now? What’s your main motivation? Please be as specific as you can.

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