Preparing for Christmas: Home Eye Tests

Everyone should have access to exceptional eye care, so if you can’t get to one of our practices this Christmas, we’ll bring the practice to you! As the dark months set in, it’s doubly important to get your eyes tested to avoid accidents and enjoy the festive TV schedule with clarity.  As one of the … Continue reading “Preparing for Christmas: Home Eye Tests”

Getting Your Kids’ Eyes ‘Back to School Ready’

It is estimated that 80% of your child’s education is absorbed through their eyes, yet this September one in five school-aged children will return to the classroom with an undiagnosed vision problem. So to celebrate National Eye Health Week (24th – 30th September) Ferrier & Mackinnon Optometrists are campaigning for every local child to book … Continue reading “Getting Your Kids’ Eyes ‘Back to School Ready’”

What are the Benefits of Contact Lenses?

Summer – the season of lazy beach holidays, weddings, picnics in the park, and finally starting your fitness regime. But have you ever felt hindered by your glasses? Contact lenses have the potential to transform your vision experience. Panoramic clarity, greater flexibility and a natural look are just a few of the benefits of contact … Continue reading “What are the Benefits of Contact Lenses?”

Lighten Up Your Life With Silhouette Lightweight Frames

In a state-of-the-art eyewear workshop tucked away in the Austrian town of Linz an 800-strong workforce of artisans, creatives and engineers is buzzing with activity.  Designers are poring over inspiration for collections due to come out in two years’ time; the colour department is pulling together trend boards; while scientists experiment with cutting-edge sun lens … Continue reading “Lighten Up Your Life With Silhouette Lightweight Frames”

Orthokeratology – Everything You Need To Know!

what is orthokeratology

Everything You Need to Know About Ortho K Lenses! Ever wondered what it would be like to have crisp, clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses? If that’s you, but the thought of surgery leaves you cold, then Ortho K (Orthokeratology) could be the treatment for you. Here, we give you our … Continue reading “Orthokeratology – Everything You Need To Know!”


TEN TOP TIPS FOR EYE HEALTH Eye care isn’t always something we think of in our everyday routine and most of us take our sight for granted until there’s an issue where we frantically book in a last minute appointment at the opticians praying that it’s nothing serious. At Ferrier & MacKinnon we believe eye … Continue reading “TEN TOP TIPS FOR EYE HEALTH”

Independent Thinking

When it comes to customer service, independent opticians like us lead the way. That was the conclusion of a detailed report published recently by Which? – the UK’s leading consumer body. The report’s findings were based on a survey completed by over 5,400 Which? members, rating their experiences of eye tests and purchasing glasses or … Continue reading “Independent Thinking”