Since 1931, McGraths Opticians has been a permanent feature in Edinburgh’s west end, and our long-held commitment to serving the needs of our local community remains the cornerstone of our practice.

Proudly independent, we’ve built a reputation both for excellent patient service and a dedication to innovation. We pride ourselves on putting your individual concerns and needs at the centre of every appointment, and our highly qualified team are always on hand to offer expert advice on your visual health and eyewear options bespoke to your prescription, life and style. Alongside our world-class comprehensive clinical services, we also offer bespoke frame fitting and we stock one of the largest ranges of designer glasses in the capital, with high-end brands such as Lindberg, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples and Silhouette.

With over 80 years of experience under our belt, we’re determined to future-proof our practice and ensure the best eyecare is available for generations to come, which is why we’re constantly looking to invest in cutting-edge optical technology. Our Optomap machine and OCT scanner enables us to provide one of the most comprehensive eye examinations in Scotland, giving you unprecedented peace of mind when it comes to your visual health. In addition, we’re constantly striving to stay up-to-date with the latest ophthalmological procedures and technology . The clinical team regularly attend training courses to ensure we provide you with the best possible optical care services in the area.

Our eye for quality craftsmanship and our commitment to offering the latest clinical services has enabled us to become the optical hub for our local community, and we look forward to maintaining our reputation as Edinburgh’s best independent opticians.


At McGraths Opticians we believe it is vital to offer our customers the best optical services available. We offer full eye health checks, sight tests and contact lens fittings, in addition to our signature eye examination which includes OCT scans and Optomap imaging to give you unprecedented peace of mind when it comes to your visual health. If there’s a problem, we can detect it early and get you the treatment you require fast, meaning potential sight threatening situations can be dealt with before they become problematic.

In addition to our clinical services, we also provide dispensing services, glazing facilities and frame repairs to keep your glasses in prime condition. Our own spectacles are manufactured in our in-practice laboratory, giving us absolute quality control over every pair. And for those wanting advice on frames, our team offer bespoke frame and lens fitting services and luxury eyewear consultations to ensure you leave with a pair of glasses suited to your life and style.


You only have one set of eyes and so taking care of them is crucial. At McGraths we strive to offer the most comprehensive eye examination in Edinburgh, perhaps even Scotland. Our state-of-the-art facilities are second to none in the capital, using the newest optical technology and latest techniques to give you the assurance and peace of mind you want when it comes to your eye health.

An eye test isn’t just about checking your prescription; it also helps us identify the earliest signs of common eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts, many of which can lead to serious deterioration of your vision or even blindness unless treated early. National guidelines recommend adults get their eyes checked by an optometrist every two years, whilst anyone over 75 and under 16 should visit their optician annually.


We’ve been at the top of our profession for over 80 years, and we are firm in our commitment to future-proofing the practice to provide excellent eye care for many generations to come. This is why we continue to invest in the latest optical technology available, enabling us to offer you world-class clinical services.

Our cutting-edge Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner and Optomap imaging machine allow us to capture incredibly detailed images of the retina and optic nerve (backs of your eyes), highlighting areas that might be a cause for concern. These images also let us monitor for the tiniest changes over the years, so we can identify and treat the earliest signs of vision-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopthy. In addition, our brand new Acuitas practice management software enables you to book your appointment online at your own convenience.


With over sixty years of McGraths service between them, our close-knit team are committed to providing the best quality eye care for every one of our patients. Their loyalty to the practice speaks volumes to the depth of knowledge and service we offer, and over the years the McGraths team have built strong relationships within our local community as well as from as far afield as Fife, the Borders and Lothian.

So, let’s meet the team