Providing outstanding 
eyecare & hearing care to your family

We are a family run business that has provided excellent care with over 70 years of experience 

20 Years Ago Today

We Introduced Firstsight Opticians

Twenty years ago today, Gareth Gates was number one in the UK charts, Tony Blair was PM, and we were all walking around with Nokia phones in our pockets.

On the same day my journey with Firstsight Opticians began in Johnstone, taking over from Mr Hermes, who had first established the practice in 1959.  Since then, the business has grown with the addition of J Lindsay Opticians (Kilmarnock) in 2005, William Aitchison Opticians (Greenock) in 2008, Elliot Opticians (Renfrew) in 2017 and Bonellie Opticians (Irvine, Largs & Stewarton) in 2021.

All our practices have one thing in common: they are long-standing, independent practices serving the local community.  We are a family business of qualified optometrists, where I work alongside my husband Neil, my son Gregor and my best friend from University, Wendy Adam.

Throughout the twenty years, we have embraced new challenges with independent prescribing, specialist eyecare, advanced contact lens fitting, glaucoma shared care and diabetic screening.  But most importantly, we have not lost sight (excuse the pun) of the important role we play in our local communities.


On this special anniversary, I would like to say a big thanks to our patients for their continued loyalty. Secondly, I would like to thank our invaluable team that make this all possible with their continued hard work and dedication.

Exciting times are ahead with the launch of our new & exclusive eyewear brand called Mati.

Here’s to the next 20 years!

Get to know us

Why Firstsight Opticians

We do things differently. We aim to provide an outstanding customer experience with clinical excellence so every one of our patients will feel welcome when they visit us. There are many eye conditions that can be treated in our practices with appropriate medication prescribed by our Independently Prescribing Optometrists. 

First for Eyecare

We are always pushing the boundaries of our technology with the most up-to-date scanning equipment for monitoring and diagnosing eye disease.

First for Frames

We offer a complete package including lenses and frames from just £39.
NHS Vouchers Welcome

First for Family

As a small independent family-run group, we attract many generations within the same family.

What we do

Eye Care Sevices

Eye Exam

The eye examination does much more than just test your vision.

Tailor Made Lenses

Not all lenses are the same. Getting the right lenses is essential.

Contact Lenses

Whether you’re active, sporting or simply feel like refining your personal look.

Enhanced Eye Care

No two eyes are the same and there is no such thing as a standard patient

Home Visits

If you are no longer able to attend the practice, we can arrange to visit you in your home.


While you sleep, the specially designed contact lenses gently and gradually re-shape the front of the eye

Emergency Eye Care

We are the first port of call for any eye emergencies. A patient calling the practice will be assessed and treated as required.

we love them

What our customers have to say

We care

Our Patient Care

We pride ourselves on our exceptional standards of patient care. Our clinicians and staff are highly recognised for their skills and their dedication to delivering best-in-class treatment and care.


Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable.


Over seventy years of service


Working to build better eye health

Brands we love

Brands we believe in

We use the best brands of frames and lenses so you will always be happy with our services

What we do

Hearing Care Sevices

Hearing Care

We offer FREE hearing consultation which will allow us to give you the best advice for your specific hearing requirements.

Ear Wax Removal

Earwax is supposed to be there and is not unhealthy or dirty. It is in fact a cleaning mechanism for your ear and is produced by little glands deep inside the ear canal.

Hearing Aids

We work with the best suppliers of hearing aids and assistive devices. Our focus is always on supplying what is best for our clients

Home Visits

We appreciate not all of our clients can visit our fixed locations therefore we offer a home visit service

Big enough to cope, but small enough to care

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