B H McKeague Optician Ballymena | Optometrist

028 25 656395

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9.00 - 17.30
Thu: 9.00 - 20.30 Sat: 8.30 - 13.30

Meet our core team

Hugh McKeague BSc FCOptom


Hugh acquired the practice in Ballymena in 1982. He has over 40 years of experience in optics and eye health. Hugh is married to Jan and they have three children, one of whom (Claire) is now an Optometrist in the practice.

Claire McKeague MPhil BSc(Hons) MCOptom


Claire joined the family practice 3 years ago. She has particular interests in macular degeneration, examining patients with special needs and children’s eye care. She completed an MPhil in the detection of macular disease, having several papers published in the field. She enjoys waffle cone ice-creams and keeping her son James entertained.

Gillian Murdoch BSc (Hons) MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) Cert Med Ret


Optometrist Gillian has over 20 years of experience both in private practice in New Zealand and, more recently, in Ninewells teaching hospital in Dundee. Clinically, she is exceptionally qualified, having completed courses in therapeutics and the medical retina. She enjoys travelling, cycling and putting in the miles out with the local running club.

Tom Cothier FBDO


Our dispensing optician Tom is a frames and lenses specialist with over 10 years of experience in optics. Tom can answer pretty much any question you might have about glasses. In his spare time he can be found scaling the heights of the hills and mountains of Northern Ireland.

Jan McKeague


Jan turns her hand to pretty much any task that is required in the practice. She has been working at the practice since she and her husband Hugh acquired it in 1982. As well as being the oil that keeps the practice running she also frequently keeps an eye on her grandson James.

Christina Stephens


Christina, our senior optical assistant, has recently completed the first stage of a dispensing course. She took a break last year to have a beautiful little boy and we are glad to have her back. Christina enjoys local cuisine, Zumba classes and day trips with her family.

Amy Fleck


Amy, one of our optical assistants will keep you right with your appointment reminders, frame adjustments and will greet you with a smile as you come through the door. Amy likes to travel and loves helping people choose their frames.

Alice McCullough


Our newest member of staff Alice will greet you with a smile and help you make appointments, choose frames and keep you up to date with your checkups. Alice loves baking and recently adopted a tiny black kitten called Bobby.