Opticians, Eyecare & Eyesight Advice

Established in 1956 when William Wilkie first came to work in Alexandria, Wilkie and Rider has always been at the forefront of the technological advances that enable community optometry to provide a truly comprehensive eye care service.

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Eye Examination

If you think "sight test", you probably think of little round trial lenses rattling in an ill-fitting frame and reading a "letter chart" at the end of the room. At Wilkie and Rider we think an eye examination is where the eye is measured by your optometrist and the prescription is fine tuned by a series of sophisticated techniques.

If you think "looking inside the eye", you probably think of a very bright light held somewhat too far inside your personal space: at Wilkie and Rider we think taking 6 mega pixel digital photographs and storing on our server for future comparison or referral to hospital.

If you think "value" means "two for the price of one", you might think you are spoilt for choice in the High Street: at Wilkie and Rider we believe value is being given the best individual advice and care possible by expert staff, none of whom is on sales-based commission.

Don't take for granted what you expect from a community optometrist. Things have changed and Wilkie and Rider has led the way for over 50 years.

Contact Lenses

Wilkie and Rider are accredited by every leading contact lens manufacturer, as contact lens specialists. Our contact lens wearers are assured they will be offered the best lens materials available anywhere in the world. Because of our standing within the contact lens community we often are able to fit the latest materials before they are available at other high street outlets.
We are also the only local Optometrists who carry out Ortho-Keratology, ORTHO- K, (Google it). A reversible alternative to laser surgery. Ortho -K is suitable for some short sighted prescriptions. Lenses are worn overnight and vision is corrected during the day without the use of lenses. It can be very effective for those having problems wearing conventional lenses as well as giving complete freedom and comfort when you need it most.

Contact Lenses Dumbarton | Opticians Alexandria | Eye Test Glasgow
Contact Lenses Dumbarton | Opticians Alexandria | Eye Test Glasgow

Home Test Services

At Wilkie and Rider we offer a Home test service for house bound patients. Also as part of the service to our customers our friendly staff will clean, adjust and tighten your glasses for free.
Eye Diseases & Eye Conditions can be diagnosed and treated.

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