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March 24, 2020

A message from Clinical Director...

Our latest COVID-19 update

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March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Latest Update

Our Clinical Director Alistair's update about eyecare in Scotland

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March 20, 2020

An update on your Contact Lenses - COVID 19

An update on your Contact Lenses - COVID 19

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March 17, 2020

COVID - 19 Update

A message from our Clinical Director...

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March 17, 2020

Business Excellence Award 2020

Urquhart Opticians win South West Scotland’s most prestigious business award.

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March 16, 2020

Meet the Team - Lauren Gerrard

Why did you get into Optics?

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February 04, 2020

D is for Different

What makes Urquharts different?

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January 28, 2020

C is for Community

Find out what Community means to us!

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January 21, 2020

Diabetes and Your Vision

Learn how Diabetes can affect the eyes and how our Premium Eye Exam helps with early detection.

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January 15, 2020

B is for Blue Zero

Learn all about Shamir Blue Zero lenses...

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January 07, 2020

What is Age-related Macular Degeneration?

Find out more about AMD - what is it, what types there are, and what can be done.

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November 08, 2019

Scotland's Health Secretary Visits Kilmarnock Optician

All Eyes on Community Opticians as Health Secretary Visits Kilmarnock.

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September 30, 2019

Linda's Trip to Austria

Optometrist Linda tell us all about her trip to the Silhouette Eyewear factory in Linz, Austria.

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September 22, 2019

Meet the Team - Neil Gray

Our Optometrist Neil joined us at the beginning of the year and is a keen golfer and hill walker.

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August 09, 2019

Meet the Team - Lynn Atkinson

Meet Lynn who works in our Prestwick practice, she loves her Oakley sunnies and walking her little dog Tino!

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July 29, 2019

Join our Award Winning Team...

Urquharts is an Opticians and Hearing Care Specialist. Our mission is to make a difference to people’s life by improving their vision and hearing.

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July 23, 2019

Tailored To You...

Why choose Urquharts? Our eyecare is tailored to you...

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July 02, 2019

Meet the Team - Carol Semple

Our newest member of Urquharts, Optometrist Carol leads our team in Ayr and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

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May 30, 2019

Lens Focus for World Environment Day

A new contact lens recycling service is being launched in Ayrshire to mark World Environment Day (5 June 2019).

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April 05, 2019

Now in Ayr...

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new practice, with Optometrist Carol Semple heading the team in Ayr.

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March 05, 2019

Ayrshire Hospice Ladies Lunch Sponsorship

We are delighted to sponsor the annual Ayrshire Hospice Ladies Lunch for a second year.

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February 23, 2019

Microsuction - All you need to know.

We partnered with Castle Hearing in 2017 to provide hearing care, including wax removal by microsuction.

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January 21, 2019

Local Business Feature - I Love...Gifts

Here at Urquharts we are passionate about our local communities across Ayrshire, so we are featuring other local independent businesses who deliver an expert service with the best products.

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January 16, 2019

Introducing our 'Killie' Clinic

The only Eye Care Clinic dedicated to Kilmarnock Football Fans. Make an appointment for any Saturday match day and get your eyes tested while discussing all things Kilmarnock Football Club with our Optician Alistair Duff.

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January 15, 2019

Meet the Team - Natalie O'Hanlon

Say Hello to Natalie who works in our Troon practice. Natalie has just completed her Level 5 in Optical Care and loves spending time with her dog Harleigh.

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December 05, 2018

Silhouette - Iconic eyewear

Find out more about our Silhouette collection.

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September 20, 2018

Mont Blanc Trek for Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity

Our client Jim Douglas of our Prestwick branch recently completed the Mont Blanc Trek for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The Trek itself covers 67 miles in 4 days, passing through France, Switzerland and Italy. It includes Mont Blanc’s highest pass, the Grand Col Ferret at 2,490 meters – what an outstanding achievement!

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September 05, 2018

Optometrist - Join Our Award Winning Team...

"At Urquhart Opticians, our vision is to be Scotland’s leading independent Eyecare Specialists. It’s a bold vision but one that our whole team is committed to and we strive every day to achieve it."

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August 16, 2018

Five Star Reviews - Read what our Clients think of our service...

Across Facebook and Google, we have 100+ 5* Reviews - something we are very proud of. The very best patient experience is at the heart of everything that we do and we love when people share their experience. Read what some of our clients have said...

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August 15, 2018

Did you know that we have a Lab? Find out more...

Did you know that we have a lab at our practice in Kilmarnock? Our Lab Manager Ian Donnelly has been with us for 30 years and we recently installed a new glazing machine. We've named it Lenzi!

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August 15, 2018

Get a behind the scenes view of Urquharts...

Over the past 12 months, all our colleagues have done a 'Meet the Team' - available on the blog section of our website. For the owners Alistair and Peter, we decided to do something slightly different. Check out their video...

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July 24, 2018

Are you the one?

Are you the one? We're looking for an Optical Assistant to join our team.

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March 19, 2018

Meet the Team - Janis Cole

We're delighted to introduce Janis, one of our most experienced team members. Janis joined us from Optical Express in Kilmarnock where she was branch manager for almost 20 years. Janis works in our Kilmarnock practice and she loves walking - doing the West Highland Way in 5 days!

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March 14, 2018

Shortlist Honour for Urquhart Opticians

An Ayrshire optometry group is celebrating after being shortlisted for the Scottish Independent Retail Awards.

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December 20, 2017

Meet the Team - Ashley McConnell

Ashley is the newest member of our team and works in Prestwick and Kilmarnock. She is going to be studying for her Level 5 in Optical Care next year, in between watching all of her favourite TV programmes on Serial Killers...

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November 17, 2017

Meet The Team - Mary Ann MacDonald

Mary Ann is one of our longest serving team members. From the Western Isles, Mary Ann has a nursing degree, volunteers at the local hospice and likes to avoid the heat!

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October 31, 2017

Make a difference to people's life by improving their vision...join our team!

Join our award winning team as a part-time Optometrist. Help us to deliver on our mission of making a difference to people's lives by improving their vision.

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October 09, 2017

Independent Opticians Bring World Leading Assisted Vision Tech to Ayrshire

Urquhart Opticians have signed an exclusive agreement with one of the world’s leading tech innovators, bringing their devices to Ayrshire.

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September 27, 2017

Sound Idea: New Partnership Launched Between Ayrshire and Dumfries Services

An award-winning Kilmarnock-based optical group is partnering with audiology specialists Castle Hearing to bring their expertise to Ayrshire.

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September 05, 2017

Meet The Team - Joan Reid

Meet Joan Reid, one of our Dispensers in our Kilmarnock Practice. Joan has been with us for 18 months and her favourite brand of eyewear is Michael Kors.

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July 17, 2017

Meet The Team - Sandra Porter

We are delighted to introduce Sandra, one of our longest serving team members at our practice in Kilmarnock. Sandra is a Level 7 Qualified Optical Assistant and outside of work she loves nothing more than some time to read.

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July 04, 2017

Join our Award Winning Team...

At Urquhart Opticians, our mission is to make a difference to people’s life by improving their vision. We want to create meaningful relationships with our clients, to remain proudly independent and to show responsibility towards our team, clients and community.

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June 16, 2017

Meet the Team - Pamela Cox

Meet Pamela, a member of our team in Kilmarnock. She is currently studying for her Level 5 in Optical Care and loves the outdoors.

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May 30, 2017

3D Vision for Kilmarnock Businesses

Imagine a future where you could design your own spectacles - the colour, the shape, the size! It might not be as far away as you think....

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May 15, 2017

Meet the Team - Lisa Haldane

Lisa has been with Urquhart Opticians for over two years and recently qualified as an IP Optometrist. She plays basketball and used to play the bassoon.

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April 20, 2017

Meet the Team - Holly Leitch

Holly is the youngest member of our team and has recently been given an unconditional offer to study Optometry at Glasgow Caledonian University, starting in September. She loves playing the Violin and is a big fan of Harry Potter.

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April 05, 2017

Meet the Team - Yvette Brown

Please meet Yvette who joined us last summer. Yvette, recognised as our Fashion Queen, loves unique and stylish eyewear, has a diploma in medical administration and enjoys a bit of reality TV to relax.

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March 02, 2017

Meet The Team - Ian Donnelly

Ian is our Lab Technician and has been with us for 33 years. He has cut more than 250,000 lenses during this time and if you hear a cheer or a groan from our lab on a Saturday afternoon you will know that it is for Kilmarnock FC.

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March 02, 2017

Opticians Say Eye to new Troon Practice

Urquhart Opticians has this week confirmed its commitment to Troon town centre by opening new larger premises as part of a £100,000+ investment.

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January 20, 2017

Meet the Team - Linda McColgan

Time to meet one of our Optometrists, Linda McColgan. Linda joined us last summer and works in both Kilmarnock and Prestwick. She is an outdoors person and loves to go on holiday in Scotland.

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January 19, 2017

Double Vision: Troon Move In Sight For Award Winning Opticians

Urquhart Opticians is set to double its size in Troon with a move to new premises.

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December 21, 2016

Meet the Team - Lynn Docherty

Meet Lynn, one of our team members in Troon. Lynn has always wanted to work in an Opticians and she leads all of our frame buying. If you want to see us stock a certain frame, Lynn is the person to speak to.

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November 21, 2016

Join our award winning team.....

Urquhart Opticians was named 'Outstanding Performing Business (less than 50 employees)' at the Ayrshire Business Awards and to support our continued growth, we are recruiting two Optical Assistants. If you want to work for an aspirational organisation where customers are at the very heart of everything we do....then we want to hear from you.

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November 15, 2016

Meet The Team - Lindsay Kerr

This week we are delighted to introduce one of the newest members to our team, Lindsay Kerr. Lindsay works predominantly in our practice in Glasgow and joined us having worked with Boots and Visioncare.

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October 28, 2016

Meet The Team - Heather Hargreaves

Over the next few months, we are going to be introducing you all to our fantastic team here at Urquhart Opticians. Personal service is our mantra and all of our team take great pride in delivering the highest standards. But here is a bit more about one of them...

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October 10, 2016

A Winning Vision: Independent Opticians win Ayrshire Business Award

Urquhart Opticians has been recognised as one of Ayrshire’s best performing businesses after winning a prestigious Ayrshire Business Award.

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September 23, 2016

Join our team....

We're hiring an Optical Assistant to support the continued expansion of our Glasgow practice. We're looking for someone with optics experience, who takes pride in delivering the highest levels of patient care and who wants to be part of an aspirational business.

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August 03, 2016

Ayrshire Business Awards 2016

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories at the Ayrshire Business Awards - Independent Retailer of the Year and Outstanding Performing Business.

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August 03, 2016

Kilmarnock Football Club

Over the past few weeks, we have been delighted to look after all of the players and management of Kilmarnock Football Club.

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May 19, 2016

Open Afternoon

Urquhart Opticians are celebrating their 100 year anniversary with an Open Afternoon on Saturday 6th August between 12pm - 4pm.

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May 05, 2016

Optometrist Wanted

Established in 1916, Urquhart Opticians is in its centenary year and due to the continued growth in its patient base, is looking to add an Optometrist to its team.

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December 15, 2015

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Please note our Kilmarnock, Prestwick, Troon and Glasgow opening times during the Festive Period

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August 25, 2015

We're hiring....

Join our winning team! At Urquhart Opticians, we take great pride in our personal and expert approach. We build meaningful relationships with our patients and empower our staff to provide the very highest levels of care. We are looking to add a team member that will help to take this service to the next level. Check out our role profile if you think it could be you....

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June 25, 2015

New Team Members

Urquhart Opticians are delighted to welcome three new team members - Lisa Haldane, Laura King and Lynn Docherty.

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June 25, 2015

Prestwick Open Afternoon

On Saturday 20th June we held an Open Afternoon in Prestwick to celebrate the refurbishment of our practice and the launch of a new range of Frozen frames.

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May 14, 2015

Throwing Open the Doors...

Urquhart Opticians are throwing open the doors to their newly refurbished practice in Prestwick on the afternoon of Saturday 20th June.

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April 09, 2015

Join our team...

Due to the continued growth of Urquhart Opticians, we are looking for a new Team Member. Closing Date 19th April.

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March 18, 2015

How To Enjoy The Solar Eclipse Safely

Read our top tips on viewing the solar eclipse safely without damaging your eyes

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February 19, 2015

Welcome To Our New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Urquhart Opticians brand refresh and mobile friendly website for all of our patients

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