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LATEST - 26/03/2020

We can only provide emergency examinations, by appointment only.
This is to protect the health and safety of the public and our staff.

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  • eye care examination

    Full and comprehensive eye examinations, checking your eye health and your optimum visual correction.

  • Designer spectacle frames

    Extensive range of designer spectacle frames from world renowned manufacturers.

  • Prescription sunglasses

    Choose a frame and we can make them into prescription sunglasses so you can enjoy the sunshine with optimum vision.

  • Quality Eyewear

    The perfect combination of spectacle frame and quality lens to suit your requirements.

  • Quality prescription lenses

    The lens is what corrects your vision. We supply the highest quality lenses currently available.

  • Contact lenses

    We fit all types of contact lenses including disposable, toric, presbyobic and gas permeable.

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Why an Eye Examination is so important

During a comprehensive eye exam, your Optometrists does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

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In Scotland your eye examination is paid for by the NHS under the term “General Ophthalmic Services” (GOS). It is more extensive than the rest of the UK because the government in Scotland recognises the importance of the eye examination, performed by Optometrists and how it can compliment the more specialised care offered by hospital eye departments.

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Patient Announcement - 23rd March 2020

In line with government guidelines, as of 23/03/20 we are no longer able to provide routine eye exams.

We can only provide emergency examinations, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. This is to protect the health and safety of the public and our staff.

Please telephone 01382 779216, if you think that you require to be seen.

We will try and assist with any query you may have but would ask you to contact us by telephone first.

Our practices are still open but we have to restrict the number of people entering the premises to one at a time and we would appreciate your patience with regards this.

These are unprecedented times and we would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks and appreciation to our loyal patients and customerWe wish everybody well and hope to be able to resume normal service as soon as possible.


If you recommend another person to come to Irvine Optometrists, we will offer you £20 off your next spectacle purchase from us. Every additional recommendation will attract a further £20 discount for you.

Client Testimonials Check out some of our feedback

"I’ve been going to McAlisters Opticians for years now, wouldn’t go anywhere else. Make you feel so comfortable and offer such a personable service. "

Elaine Seddon

"Love my new glasses and sunglasses. "

Claire Brady

"Great and friendly service, can’t recommend McAlisters Opticians enough."

David Smith

"Professional and genuine company, always go the extra mile and make me feel right at ease. "

Lesley Boyd

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About Us

Irvine optometrists has been in existence for 35 years, originally owned by Marion Irvine and now by Sandy McAlister. At Irvine Optometrists we pride ourselves in always endeavouring to provide the best possible service for every individual.

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