Welcome to Shaweyecare, Optometrists in Ayrshire & Dumfries and Galloway

As of Monday 23rd March the Scottish parliament/NHS Scotland has stated that in due to the current coronavirus epidemic all routine eye examinations will be suspended until further notice.

Initially we were still permitted to see patient on an emergency basis, however  as of Friday the 3rd of April all face to face consultation in community optometric practices are to cease.

Despite this, we continue to offer a telephone advice / triage service and can prescribe eye medications remotely in conjunction with community pharmacy.

We can also arrange referral for emergency eye problems to the EETC (emergency eyecare treatment centres) in Ayr and Dumfries if required.

Also, if anyone needs to order contact lenses or replacement spectacles / repairs please phone or e mail. These can still be supplied during the current emergency situation

If anyone has any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to phone us on 01290 421421 or e-mail us at Shaweyecare@me.com

The phone service is available from 10.00am -03.30pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am-12.00pm Saturday

Thank you at this very difficult time for everyone understanding and appreciating that patient wellbeing is paramount.

Vision is precious to us all. As we age, we often become concerned about changes in our vision that could deprive us of the precious gift of sight.

Many vision changes are normal and can be easily corrected with spectacles, contact lenses, or vision correction surgery. With early diagnosis and today’s advanced technology, vision loss from other problems can often be prevented or corrected.

Shaw eyecare has been providing quality eyecare in Ayrshire for over 40 years.

Shaweyecare is part of the Eyecare Ayrshire Initiative.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact our Cumnock or Mauchline practices.

Data Protection / GDPR

For details on how we handle your personal information please see here

Duty of Candour

To view our duty of candour report for 2018 please see here

Free Eye Test In Scotland

It was announced in 2006 that everyone living in Scotland would receive a free eye test through the NHS.

As well as a free eye test, you may also be entitled to some help with the purchase of glasses or contact lenses, if you are:

  • Under 16 or under 19 and still in full time education
  • In need of complex lenses
  • Receiving Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit (and are named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate)
  • You are named on a valid HC2 or HC3 certificate