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HISTORY & WHO WE ARE

History.  

Brian Michie, who had been working as the optician at the Airdrie branch of Black & Lizars for over 25 years, took over the branch at the end of November 2013. The business is now known as Brian Michie OPTICIANS. Including Brian the staff have over 70 years of experience in optics. This is unrivalled in most businesses.                                                                                                                                                             

We operate with high standards of customer care and our focus is on trying to please you. We will strive to use only the best of products and manufacturers for our Frames, Spectacle Lenses, Contact Lenses and Contact Lens Solutions. Whether you have an issue with your eye health, your vision, your spectacles or contact lenses the advice you are given will be honest and specific to you. Our mission is to take care of your eyes.                                                                                                  

Is Brian Michie an Optician or Optometrist? Both are basically the same thing and are normally used interchangeably in the UK. Optometrist is the name which is used almost everywhere else in the world for a qualified person carrying out an opticians duties.

Who we are.

Brian Michie gained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Ophthalmic Optics in 1984 from Glasgow College of Technology (now Glasgow Caledonian University). Brian is registered with the General Optical Council. He is a member of The College of Optometrists and the Association of Optometrists. He is registered to provide NHS eye examinations in Scotland. Brian is a member of LENS (Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme) which operates in Lanarkshire and is for the treatment of minor eye conditions and emergencies.                                                                                                          

Marion Carr is a Senior Clinical Assistant and Practice Manager at Brian Michie Opticians. She is a qualified Optometric Clinical Assistant having gained her qualification from Anglia Polytechnic University in 2001.

Robyn Frame, BSc FBDO, qualified in 2011 as a Dispensing Optician. She has been with Brian Michie Opticians for 5 years.

Marion and Robyn advise on the choice of frame and lenses to suit not just a person's prescription power but also their individual vision requirements. They take the necessary measurements to ensure the optical centres of the lenses are aligned correctly. They also carry out Visual Field Testing and Retinal Photography as well as teaching people how to handle and take care of their contact lenses.

Lesley Blair is our Optical Assistant at Brian Michie OPTICIANS and has been in this position for almost 20 years.

Emma Stevenson is our Optical Receptionist and is the newest member of staff, having joined us in August 2019.