Harris Rundle opened his first practice in Belfast in 1905. The business expanded over the following years, with branches opening as far afield as Cork, Dublin and Londonderry.

His son Cecil joined the firm in 1932. He consolidated the business over the next 40 years, taking it through the introduction of the NHS in 1948.

Cecil's son Alan qualified in London in 1976. Alan is currently the Managing Director of the company, which celebrated its centenary in 1905.

Alan Rundle, Optometrist, has been running Harris Rundle since 1979, and is the third generation of the Rundle family. Alan’s particular interest is in all types of contact lens fitting, such as gas-permeable, multi-focal and Nocturnal (Ortho-K) lenses.

Lucy Rundle, Alan’s daughter, qualified in 2009, and enjoys all aspects of the profession including keeping Harris Rundle up to date with the latest eyewear fashion trends.