Buchanan Optometrists

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“ Buchanan Optometrists is bright, light, clean, and airy, and utterly calm and serene. ”

Mr Jon McCulloch

Our History

In 1999, Alisdair Buchanan bought a well respected opticians and Buchanan Optometrists was born. Since then a change of location and over £5050,000 investment in the latest technology now means they offer you 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 2015-2016 and Optometrist of the Year 2017-2018.  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 has 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.   In 2013 they won Technology practice of the year and in 2012 they won the for 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, but the practice has been developed over by striving to do things differently and expertly. 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 Europe to see us. Once people experience our level of care and service, they never want to go back to a cheap 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.