Buchanan Optometrists

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Alisdair & Kathryn Buchanan Optometrists
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“ They are totally professional, have a good sense of humor and made my visit very pleasurable. ”



In 1999, Alisdair Buchanan bought a well-respected optician and Buchanan Optometrists was born. Since then a change of location and over £650,000 investment in the latest technology now means they offer you the very best in eye care.  Fast forward to today and you’ll find that nestled in this small community lies a powerhouse of ophthalmic excellence. Multi-award winning and voted as the best Independent practice in the UK and Optometrist of the Year.  A destination for those who value their eyesight and also want to wear something beautiful on their faces.

Specialising in advanced glaucoma care, dry eyes and bespoke tailor-made spectacles have placed Buchanan Optometrists in the elite of British Optometry.

Husband and wife team Alisdair and Kathryn Buchanan have been shortlisted in the top five for the National Optician Awards every year since 2008. In 2015 they were voted as the best Independent practice in the UK and in 2017 Alisdair Buchanan beat off competition from 14,000 optometrists to be awarded UK Optometrist of the year, winning the top awards in their profession; National Optician Award Independent Practice of the Year.   They have aslo won Technology practice of the year and Premium lens Practice of the year. As you might expect from this, the practice boasts state of the art equipment to enable the early detection of eye disease, the finest lenses and best-measuring systems available, but also good old fashioned customer care.

 ‘Patients are often surprised to find a UK leading Optometrist in such a small town. The practice continues to grow by doing things differently and taking the utmost care in everything they do. We are experts in the early detection of eye disease and have the most modern equipment to support that expertise. We care about each and every patient’s eye care and eyewear and believe the finest way to build a business is by personal recommendation from happy clients. We look after patients as if they are part of our family. Word spreads, and we have patients who travel from all over the world to see us. Once people experience our level of care and service, they never want to go back to a high street optician. We are proud that our unique approach to eye care has been recognised by being voted the best Independent practice in the UK.’

When you walk into Buchanan Optometrists you know you will receive the best medical care for your eyes and a smart, value for money pair of frames with excellent quality lenses. But far more than that, you have the reassurance that the people who look after your eyes genuinely care that you are happy with the service you receive.