Craig Henderson Opticians

Serving the Saintfield & Ballynahinch

Area for over 25 years.

Craig Hendersons

For more than 25 years, we have been providing professional eye care services for private and NHS patients in County Down.

We are a friendly, and family-orientated opticians who strive to provide efficient eye testing services. We have a large variety of glasses frames, contact lenses and sunglasses available to suit all budgets.

At Craig Henderson Opticians we hold a specialist diploma in sports vision practise which is aimed at enhancing the visual skills of athletes.

We are proud members of the College of Optometrists, the Association of Optometrists and Sports Vision UK Ltd.

We provide domiciliary eye examinations to patients who are unable to come and see us at our practice. This home visit service includes delivery of your spectacles or contact lenses. Contact us if you wish to enquire about our domiciliary service.

Why choose Craig Henderson Opticians Ltd?

  • Established in 1994
  • On-site laboratory
  • Friendly and personal service
  • Large range of designer and budget frames
  • Home visits available
  • Frame repair service
  • Two practices throughout County Down
  • Eye examinations available six days a week
  • Specialists in sports vision practice • members of the College of Optometrists • Member of the Association of Optometrists
Eye Test Saintfield
Eye Test Ireland

Digital Retinal Photography

Taking an image of your retina for total peace of mind

On-site Glasses Laboratory

Same day service for many types of glasses

Home Visits

We can visit you at home or in a local nursing home

VDU Examination

Full eye test & support for VDU Users

About Craig

Craig is married with three children and lives near Sprucefield in Lisburn. Born in 1966 Craig was schooled at Methodist College Belfast, where he showed an aptitude for sport from an early age. Craig played rugby, swam and shot clay pigeons competitively. He obtained a 2.1 honours Optometry degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1988 and following periods of work in Newport in South Wales, Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Belfast and Douglas in the Isle of Man. Craig travelled extensively in Asia and the Pacific and worked in Optometric practice in Brisbane, Australia.

Upon returning to Northern Ireland in 1994, he opened two optical practices in Co. Down, firstly in Ballynahinch and then Saintfield. He played rugby for Collegians and then Belfast Harlequins and has recently retired from playing but is involved in the Junior coaching set up at the Deramore Park club. Craig coached youth rugby at Belfast Harlequins RFC for several years and also coached the senior sides at the club. Craig now spends his spare time watching his children play hockey and enjoys target and rough shooting.

The combination of Optometry and sport is a natural one, and since hanging up the rugby boots, he has developed some unique visual training programs of his own. The development of the Diploma in Sports Vision Practice was an obvious course, and Craig was among the first to obtain the new qualification in April 2006.

He has worked in the past with the Ulster Rugby team and with GAA athletes at the Sports Institute, University of Ulster. His training plans involve both pitch based programs and gym-based visual training patterns.

In his free time, he enjoys good food, wine, foreign travel and natural history.


1 The Square Ballynahinch BT24 8AE
028 97565665


35A Main Street, Saintfield, BT24 7AB
028 97511874


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