Our story

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, Oliver Peoples, Tom Davies and Orgreen.

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.


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.




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We stock a wide variety of bespoke eyewear from leading designer brands around the globe to ensure that your comfort and style are never compromised.

Designer prescription and non-prescription sunglasses to suit every style and keep your eyes protected from harmful UV rays.

Our contact lens specialist will work closely with you to offer comprehensive advice and help choose the lenses bespoke to your preferences.

We care about your vision and how your eyewear makes you look.