OptoMap wide retinal imaging


OptoMap wide retinal imaging

Get a wider view

Ordinary retinal photographs only record 15% of the back of your eye so it's possible to miss important health signs.

Alternatively, Optomap wide-field retinal photographs capture 82%, quickly and comfortably, so we see more and protect you sooner.

The retina is the only part of your body where we can see the health of your blood vessels. An Optomap ultra-widefield retinal image helps to protect you from vision impairment or blindness and offers early detection of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Optomap is one of an array of advanced diagnostic tools only available locally at Pagan & McQuade.

Assess Your Child’s Risk of Developing Myopia

Assess Your Child’s Risk of Developing Myopia


How modern life is risking our children's sight

Modern childrens' increased use of screens and the decrease in outdoor play, is leading to a growth in short-sightedness due to our eyes becoming longer (less round).

That stretching means an increased risk of retinal detachment and  myopic macular degeneration and significantly increased risk of Glaucoma and cataract in later life.

This has been described as a tsunami of potential eyecare issues which is predicted to get worse due to the way our children live their lives with long hours using computers and mobile phones.

We now offer revolutionary new contact lenses designed to reduce the progression of short-sightedness, which are only  available from Pagan & McQuade locally.

Pop in and see us, or try the following questionnaire to assess your child's risk:


Premier Eye Care Package

Premier Eye Care Package

Take advantage of our Premier Eye Care Package ..

.. for peace of mind, and substantial discounts

We are proud of our core sight test service that we continue to provide to our clients in Scarborough. Above everything else, we're here to keep you healthy. To that end, we have invested in facilities that are unique in the area, including a laser system that inspects all the layers at the back of your eye, not just the surface. It helps us to spot anything that might go wrong while it's still in its early stages. It's a quick and totally comfortable scan.

We've also installed new equipment and taken training so that we can accurately measure the strength of your natural UV protection at the back of your eye that normally protects your detailed vision and helps to hold back age related macular degeneration. It's worth everyone getting checked, but if you're middle aged and you like fast food it's especially important. Again quick, easy and unique to the area.

Finally we can monitor how well lubricated (and protected) your eyes are. Your eye is both lubricated and moistened in layers and any deterioration can make you more prone to irritable, watering, sore and uncomfortable eyes which can lead to eye infections and other problems.

Ordinarily, you will be offered these choices as options when you arrive, but while it's nice to be in control, making each of these decisions every time you visit us can be a little overwhelming. We think you will look forward to your visit more if you were able to decide once what you want and have that happen each time. Our conversations can then revolve around your needs on the day.

To that end, we've created the Premier Eye Care Service.

While your health is paramount, we also want you looking your best, so in the Premier Eye Care Service we include a bespoke spectacle style consultation. We select glasses all day every day, we know what works. Want to look cool? Beautiful? Important? Let's get you professionally styled, looking tip top and ready to put a sparkle in someone's eye.

We work to make sure that our eye test appointments are long and thorough enough for our clients, but why stop there? With the Premier Eye Care Service we allow extra time for your eye test so you can discuss your needs in more detail with your chosen optometrist. For instance, you may need glasses for everyday, but another pair for your hobby or for looking special when you go out. These are not just cosmetic differences, you will probably need different lenses too. Take a moment to explore that with our expert opticians.

Our three aims: to keep you healthy, to help you look fabulous, and to bring out the best in you whether that's at work, playing sport or in your hobbies or all of the above .. it's all covered in the Premier Eye Care Service.

One word of caution though. This is our premier service, it is not available to everyone as places are limited.

In summary, we include:

  • a laser eye scan (OCT) so we know for sure everything's OK,
  • a check of your UV defences for your future eye health,
  • tear monitoring so your eyes stay comfortable & healthy,
  • a style consultation so you look your best, and
  • more time in your eye exam to discuss your individual needs (perhaps at work or enjoying your hobby).

If you were to pay full price for everything above, the cost would come to £396 in a year, however subject to availability you will be able to enjoy a 25% discount on this service for life at the special price including discount of just £24.75 per month.

Remember too that this is not an additional amount out of the blue. You may already be paying for a number of the services that we discount in this package so you may well save money by signing up. What's more, the regular payment lets you spread the cost and helps you budget.

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

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Free Eyewear Styling Consultation Worth £37

Free Eyewear Styling Consultation Worth £37

Free Eyewear Styling Consultation Worth £37

Take this limited 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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Eye Examination

Eye Examination

At our practices we thoroughly examine your eyes. All of our optometrists are qualified and registered with the General Optical Council. Your eye test will include

  • History and Symptoms establishing your visual problems or symptoms you may be experiencing
  • Your medical history as medical conditions and medications can affect your eyes
  • Family Medical History as certain eye conditions can be passed down the generations

Visual Efficiency and prescription analysis

  • Your unaided vision is measured
  • Your vision in your current spectacles is measured
  • A new prescription is determined and any visual improvement is established
  • The co-operation between your eyes is assessed

Your Eye Health Check

  • The front of your eye is examined
  • The lens of your eye is examined
  • The retinal arteries, veins and nerves are examined
  • The above acts as a screening for cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
  • Subject to your optometrist’s opinion, additional tests may be undertaken, for example, measurement of eye pressure, visual field assessment, colour vision assessment.

Perhaps most importantly at the end of the examination, time is allocated for advice about your eyes to be given, for any questions you may have to be fully answered and for a full explanation of the benefits for you of the optometrist’s advice. Our clients tell us how much they value the time we spend with them and the reassurance this provides.

OCT Scanner

OCT Scanner - advanced eye health scanning now available at Pagan & McQuade Opticians, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Your continued healthcare is assured with our Optical Coherence Tomography scanner which not only shows us the back of your eye (the retina) in incredible detail, it even lets us see through the layers to what's underneath. Once you've had an OCT scan with us, you can be assured we've checked everything we can.

We are the first & only optician in Scarborough to install an OCT scanner (we call it a layer scanner). Here's an example of the detailed imagery it can provide.


This shows the back of your writer's eye, the macula/fovea. That's the part of the retina that provides detailed vision which you use when you watch TV, read, or look into your loved-one's eyes.

In age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) detailed vision becomes markedly worse. With our new OCT scanner, we can spot that happening early and advise on countermeasures.

Using a second, also new, scanner we can measure the thickness of a layer of protective nutrients. If the layer is too thin, you can take supplements or change your diet in order to boost it and help protect your detailed vision.

This level of detail can help us to protect your sight for longer & it's proven very popular. Pop in & ask about it or book your appointment right here, online:


Sunglasses & UV light

Sunglasses & UV light


The harmful effects of sunlight on our skin is well understood. Less well known is the need for eye protection, starting from childhood.

We all need to take our eyes' exposure to UV light much more seriously.

At Pagan & McQuade you'll find UV-safe photochromatic prescription lenses, fixed tint sunglasses and even completely clear UV filters to provide you and your family’s eyes with safe protection from UV.

A range of sunglasses styles to choose from

(Some Maui Jim sunglasses have a special reading lens at the bottom so you can comfortably read in the sun.)



Sunglasses, UV and children

Children spend more time outside than adults. The average child receives 3 times the average UV dose of an adult. Up to 80% of life time UV exposure occurs before the age of 20. The crystalline lens of a child lets through more UV radiation to the retina than does the lens of an adult.
Eye diseases linked to UV radiation:

  • UVB radiation is associated with the development of skin cancer of the eyelid.
  • The development of cataracts is positively linked to increasing exposure to sun.
  • Recent research suggests that cumulative exposure to the sun’s higher energy visible light may contribute to the development of age related macular degeneration.

Please contact us for individual advice on UV protection from our extensive range of products, given your particular circumstances, working environment and lifestyle.

Red Eye Clinic

Red Eye Clinic

Pagan & McQuade Optometrists in Scarborough are now accredited by York and North Yorkshire PCT to provide clinical appointments and advice for red eyes under a NHS locally enhanced service. This expansion of optometrist care allows us to investigate and monitor more eye conditions than the standard NHS sight test. We have found the uptake of this service to be very well received by patients in the local area. Examples of conditions suitable for investigation, assessment and management advice under this service are:

  • Dry, Age Related Macular Degeneration.
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Flashes and Floaters (Posterior Vitreous Detachment or Retinal Detachment)
  • Headaches
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Dry Eyes
  • Sore Eyes
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Eye Lid Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Entropion (Inward Turning Eyelids)
  • Extropion (Outward Turning Eyelids)
  • Meibomian Gland Disfunction
  • Double Vision
  • Retinal Pigmentary Changes
  • Retinal Peripheral Degenerations
  • Choroiditis
  • Choroidal Naevi

Please contact us for further information on access to this NHS local enhanced service.

Home visits

Home visits


In providing eyecare to our community, we realise that it is not always possible to come in and see us. If this is the case, we are happy to come to your home to provide your eyecare. We have portable eye examination equipment available to allow eye examinations at home and this service is well received by our clients. We bring a wide range of frames for you to choose from and when your glasses are ready, we return to fit them for you in your own home.

House bound clients qualifying for an NHS eye examination receive our service free of charge through the National Health Service.

Contact us for an informal discussion about your eligibility.


Platinum Club

Platinum Club


Why should I join?

When you wear contact lenses, it is important that your eyes are checked regularly to ensure they remain healthy and you always have the optimum lens for your eyes. As a Platinum Club member, you receive regular check ups as well as interim appointments as necessary, without any additional cost.

Our scheme allows you to make regular monthly payments for aftercare, lenses, solutions and many other benefits including a 30% discount on spectacles.

Your monthly payment is tailored to suit your needs and is dependent on the type of lens you wear. This means that you will only be paying exactly what you need to pay to cover the goods and services you require. By charging separately for our professional care and lenses, we are able to provide you with impartial advice about your vision needs, as well as the highest standard of clinical care, regardless of the products you require.

Join the Pagan & McQuade Contact Lens Platinum Club today. As a Platinum Club client, you receive many benefits, some of which are mentioned below:

  • 30% off your future spectacle purchases
  • 15% off designer sunglasses
  • 10% off all accessories
  • Your new contact lenses, competitively priced (up to 15% cheaper than cash buyers) at your normal replacement interval
  • Your solutions (supplied at up to 66% cheaper than cash buyers)
  • Annual contact lens checks and aftercare, also your eye examination and eyecare included every 2 years
  • If you need us for an emergency appointment, these are also free of charge
  • If you damage any lenses, we will sympathise and give you a free replacement! (Daily and Monthly lenses)
  • If you need any spares between shipments, you can have more at our discounted Platinum Club price too.

To keep you up to date with new products, we’re happy to supply a free trial of any lens we feel would be more comfortable for you - just ask.

Although we’d love to see you, if you’re too busy to call in we can arrange for home delivery (that’s from just £1 a month extra).

It makes sense to spread the cost of your eyecare and eyewear.


Spectacle lenses

Spectacle lenses


There are a lot of different lens designs and materials that we provide. Our spectacle lenses offer uncompromised wearing comfort and optical clarity. We could use words like refractive index, aspheric designs or dispersion values but we won’t because we know that you want us to deal with all of that for you. We understand that you want your lenses to be clear throughout the lens, thin for a great cosmetic appearance, light so they don’t slide down your nose and durable so they last for a long time.

We have the technology to provide you with all of this and more


Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses


If you sometimes find wearing spectacles a nuisance, why not try contact lenses? With advances in technology most people can now wear lenses at least some of the time. We offer all types at very reasonable monthly costs.

Contact Lens Options

The latest lens materials and designs allow you to see clearly and comfortably whilst maintaining the health of your eyes. It is our policy to provide you with a range of options to suit your lifestyle, prescription and budget.

Daily Replacement Soft Lenses

There are a wide variety of soft lens options available, all of which you wear once and then throw them away. They are suitable for the majority of prescriptions, including those with astigmatism. The great advantage with daily replacement lenses is that you will not require cleaning and disinfecting solutions.

Monthly Replacement Soft Lenses

These are a popular and economical option. You wear your lenses during the day then take them out at night to clean and disinfect them. The latest silicone hydrogel materials allow longer wearing times.

Gas Permeable Lenses

These are manufactured from a rigid plastic material that allows oxygen to pass through them to keep your eyes healthy. They are suitable for all prescriptions and require less cleaning than soft lenses.

Lenses for Astigmatism

A wide variety of contact lenses are now available to correct your vision if you have astigmatism, including daily and monthly replacement options.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

We are proud to offer multifocal contact lenses as a viable alternative for varifocal and bi-focal spectacle wearers. The combination of our clinical skills and lens technology allows us to provide lenses to more and more people successfully!


Low vision clinic

Low vision clinic


If you wear spectacles or contact lenses and they are insufficient to correct your eyesight, perhaps because you have an untreated cataract, macular disease or other eye health issues, in partnership with our local NHS we run a FREE low vision assessment clinic at Pagan & McQuade, or we can come to your home.

If you need equipment such as telescopes and magnifiers and we can see that you need them, we can also provide those on loan .. also free of charge.

If you think you or one of your relatives may be suitable for this service, please contact us for more information. Speak to any of us, but if you happen to speak with Marie, she runs the service.


Ask Gary

Ask Gary


Hello – my name is Gary McQuade. Since starting our company in 1986 my colleagues and I have accumulated a lot of experience and education in eyecare and optical product knowledge. We understand that our role is to provide eyecare and eyewear and to distribute eyecare information to the communities we serve. In this regard, we will always do our best to help you and assist.

Should you have an eyecare or eyewear question then let me know and I will forward your question for our most suitably qualified colleague to answer.

(Our e-mail advice is given in good faith. It can never be a replacement for a face to face consultation with an appropriately qualified practitioner and should never be considered as such. Any client experiencing red eyes, eye discomfort or pain, or sudden visual deterioration is advised in the strongest terms to consult an optometrist, doctor or an accident and emergency department immediately. We aim to reply within 3 working days although we ask for your patience and understanding during busy periods.)

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