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Welcome to Campbell Eyecare

At Campbell Eyecare your 40 minute eye exam will be with a senior optometrist.

A lot of our clients are professionals themselves and they choose Campbell Eyecare because they want to see an expert. They want to see someone they have confidence in and they want to get it right.

The reason we take 40 minutes is not just about the technical bits of doing an eye exam. You can do an eye test in 20 minutes and that is what most places do. But the extra time we spend with you means we can give you better advice and recommendations.

We take more time to find out about you

Tell us what you really want, what your preferences are, how you use your eyes, what type of work you do etc. And that means you’ll get effective advice and solutions because it is tailored to you.

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Get your
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Personalised service & free initial consultation

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Welcome to Campbell Eyecare

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Enjoyable experience

Most eye tests happen in small dark rooms…
but not at Campbell Eyecare.

We’re lucky enough to be in bright buildings with the luxury of natural light. That means we can make your experience a more enjoyable one. We’re even known for our teas and coffees. It’s not rushed. We’ll take time to answer all your questions.

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Free consultation

We offer you a Free Eyewear Styling Consultation after your eye exam or using your up to date spectacle prescription from another optician.

If you’re interested in new eyewear we’d like to offer you a professional consultation with a senior dispensing optician or optical assistant. We show you definitively what shapes and styles of glasses will work best for your face shape. We show you all the possibilities and different types of statement you could make with your eyewear.

Change your perspectives

We give you many options & choices
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Benefits of visiting Campbell Eyecare

If you’ve landed on our website chances are you’re wondering where is the best optician for you and your individual requirements. Here at Campbell Eyecare, we try to make it easy by letting you know what you can expect should you decide to come and see us.

Niche eyewear that you’ll love wearing

If you are looking for something different than what you find on the high street, then these frames are for you. Here you’ll discover a new world of eyewear and choose a pair of glasses from a selection not seen elsewhere in the Highlands.

We have relationships with some of the most admired and respected eyewear designers in the industry. Niche, independent eyewear companies who produce different and exclusive eyewear.

They are of the highest qualityHandmade. Frames that only people in the know have heard of. And they are hard to find: only a handful of the UK’s most progressive opticians carry these collections.

Whether for everyday wear or special occasions, these are glasses with that individual feel, yours alone, not worn by the crowds.

Superior optical expertise and know-how

Choosing glasses can be difficult and frustrating and feel like you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. You’ll be glad to know there is a more sophisticated and effective way to select the right glasses than trying on frames at random.
Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ is designed to make your search for new eyewear an effortless and enjoyable experience.

We have a superb choice of the world’s most appealing eyewear with over 900 styles and options available. We’re not a scratch-your-head and browse around kind of place.

Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will save you time and hassle. You will find out definitively which frame styles will suit your face shape. It will make your decision on new eyewear easier and give you confidence in what you choose.
The consultation is an opportunity to discover the right style of eyewear for you in a no-pressure, relaxed environment with the help of an eyewear expert.
Our ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will transform how you feel about your eyewear.

Personalised service free initial consultation

Personal service is a rare thing nowadays but at Campbell Eyecare that is what we specialise in. If you’re reading this, you’re probably the kind of person who doesn’t want to be treated like you’re just a number. I fall into this category myself.

Let me first say that you are welcome to pop in. We are a small team of friendlywelcoming, real people. You can call us and have a conversation about what you need. You can come in and have a look around. We can give you an overview of our frame styles and answer any questions you may have.

But to give you the best service, we do things a bit differently. And there are some things you should know before you come in.

Unlike many other local opticians, we provide an appointment-based service for your convenience – so that we can spend the necessary time, to ensure that we find the perfect style for you.

The unique environment we’ve created for clients means if you just pop in you’ll be able to get a sneak preview of the frames. But to do it properly, to show you the full collection and range of styles, and to give you the benefit of our industry knowledge and professional advice, it’s best to schedule a consultation. There is no charge for your initial eyewear styling consultation. And there is no sales pressure or obligation to buy anything.

By all means, pop in to see us if that’s what you prefer, but if you want to maximise your time and get a truly personalised service take advantage of the free consultation.

We give you more options & choices

Choosing glasses can be difficult and frustrating and feel like you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. You’ll be glad to know there is a more sophisticated and effective way to select the right glasses than trying on frames at random.

Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ is designed to make your search for new eyewear an effortless and enjoyable experience.

We have a superb choice of the world’s most appealing eyewear with almost 1000 styles and options in stock to choose from. We’re not a scratch-your-head and browse around kind of place.

Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will save you time and hassle. You will find out definitively which frame styles will suit your face shape. It will make your decision on new eyewear easier and give you confidence in what you choose.
The consultation is an opportunity to discover the right style of eyewear for you in a no-pressure, relaxed environment with the help of eyewear experts.

Our ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ will transform how you feel about your eyewear.

The “Love your glasses” guarantee

At Campbell Eyecare we stand behind the recommendations and advice we give you. Our “Love Your Glasses” Comfort Guarantee means you can’t make a mistake with your choice of eyewear.

If, for any reason, you find that the fit of your frame is uncomfortable or if you have any discomfort with the lenses within 60 days of collecting your new glasses, you can choose an alternative frame and/or lenses that will be more comfortable for you. All at no charge. We guarantee you will love your glasses!

In addition, we provide ongoing aftercare service to look after your eyewear for as long as you have them.

Flexible payment options with no extra cost

At Campbell Eyecare we’ll never give you a single ’take it or leave it’ price. We’ll always consult with you and give you several frame and lens options and guidance as to what will work best for you.

In addition to choices when it comes to how much you invest in your frames and lenses, we can also spread the payments for your glasses over 9 months with no extra cost and with no hassle. That way you can get the glasses that are best for you without having to compromise or delay.

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Highland Dry Eye Clinic Information

Say Goodbye to dry eyes with the Highland Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Disease (or ocular surface disease) is a very common problem. However, many people do not realise that their eye discomfort and variable vision is because the very thin layer of fluid covering the front of their eyes (the tear film) may be inadequate or out of balance.

The front surface of our eyes, like our skin, is water repellent but has to be kept moist and smooth give us comfortable, stable vision. As we get older, our tear film becomes less stable.

The causes of Dry Eye can include:

  • Computer or digital device use
  • Arthritis or other autoimmune diseases,
  • Menopause or hormone treatment
  • Eye surgery
  • Allergies
  • Air-conditioned or very warm, dry atmospheres

Campbell Eyecare is pleased to say that help is at hand!

What to expect in our dry eye clinic

The aim of our specialist dry eye clinic is to evaluate your tear film with regards to the quality and quantity of your tears, check the health of your eyelid margins and specialist glands within your eyelids, to understand why you have dry eye and how best to alleviate your symptoms using the latest and most appropriate treatments available.

Your tears are not just salty water; in fact, the tear film is an extremely complex structure, containing more than 660 individual proteins, mucins and lipids! Although we often refer to three layers in the tear film- the mucin, aqueous and lipid layers – these layers are not as discrete as once thought. Many tear film components move through more than one layer, keeping the layers interconnected and interdependent. In a healthy eye, these components work in harmony to help protect and lubricate the cornea (the clear “window” at the front of your eye) and provide a smooth focusing surface; the tear film is essential for both excellent vision and ocular comfort.

We offer a personalised management and treatment plan customised to your particular type and severity of dry eye disease (DED) that is unique in the Highlands. We do this by utilising cutting edge, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and software, combined with our clinical expertise and experience. Hugh Campbell, a senior optometrist, has been in practice in Ross-shire since 1978. He has attended and presented scientific research posters at optometric conferences and lectures in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A. since 1984 to keep up to date. He is a Foundation Fellow of the College of Optometrists, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, attained a Master of Philosophy research degree in 2003, is a member of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society and a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society.

Level 1
The dry eye examination normally includes the following procedures:

  • The initial, complimentary, Dry Eye Disease pre-examination questionnaire, which allows us to advise you on whether or not you are likely to benefit from the further tests. It also helps us measure the severity of your DED and track the improvement in your symptoms if we recommend a course of treatment.

Level 2
If the results of the questionnaire indicate further investigation is indicated, we would next carry out the following procedures:

  • We would use the Tearlab in-house laboratory test for the osmolarity (saltiness) of your tears. Using special sterile test cards, we take a tiny sample of tears from each eye, a completely painless process. The samples are analysed within seconds and provide an accurate baseline figure.  This helps us advise you on the best type of eye drops to use, and will be used to check improvement. Please do not instil any eye drops in the 2 hours before the test.
  • Use the InflammaDry diagnostic test to check for MMP-9 (Matrix metalloprotease 9) which is a test for inflammatory reactions. This is often linked to systemic health problems like rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid imbalance. A sample of your tears is taken, once again a painless process, and is analysed with a special reagent. One of our staff members suggested it looks a bit like a pregnancy testing kit. If MMP-9 is present in the tear sample the test strip changes colour.
  • Use fluorescein sodium and lissamine green diagnostic dyes – these are used to assess the health of the front of the eye using the slit lamp bio-microscope and show up dry patches. This causes no discomfort or change in vision.

Level 3 In order to have a complete picture of the tear film and DED status and improvement with treatment in addition to the tests in Level 2, we would recommend a number of measurements using the computerised Oculus Keratograph. This instrument provides the optometrist with the following:

  • High definition photographs and videos of the anterior eye surface (front part of the eye) and the tear film. These can show up any dry or irregular patches and assess the “redness” of the whites of your eyes
  • Meibography – we visualise and assess the Meibomian glands (glands in your eyelids which produce complex lubricating oils to stabilise your tears) to ensure their optimum performance.
  • Corneal topography – maps the shape and irregularities in the cornea.
  • Non-invasive Tear Break Up assessment – using the Oculus Keratograph to measure the speed at which your tear film starts to break up and allow evaporation of your tears.
  • Assessment of the outer lipid layer (lubricating oil layer) of your tear film using the Keratograph’s video technology.

These findings are stored in your computer file and will be compared at follow up visits

Level 4 If the slit lamp bio-microscope examination carried out as Level 2 shows inflammation to your eyelid margins and/or flaky skin around the eyelash roots (Blepharitis), we would recommend including:

  • BlephEx professional eyelid cleaning – if you also suffer from blepharitis or Meibomian gland dysfunction we may wish to clean your eyelids using the BlephEx system, using a surgical micro sponge and cleaning agent to clear bacteria and debris from the eyelid and eyelashes.

How many visits will I require?

This varies depending on the type and severity of your dry eye. In most cases, we will review you 2-4 weeks after the initial examination to ensure the treatment is working well and make changes to the treatment plan if required. Again, depending on the extent of your dry eyes, we may re-examine your eyes on a 3-6 monthly basis.

Is the Dry Eye Examination available on the NHS?

In Scotland, the NHS will fund supplementary examinations to evaluate symptoms such as those of dry eye using basic techniques. The NHS funded routine eye examination does not cover all of the techniques used to fully examine the eye for dry eye such as corneal topography, meibography, anterior eye imaging, Tearlab assessment, InflammaDry assessment and BlephEx lid cleaning.

How does it work if I am referred by another optician or self-refer?

If you have an up-to-date and recent eye examination prescription you simply book in for a dry eye evaluation appointment. If you have not had a recent eye examination we will first perform a comprehensive eye examination followed by a dry eye evaluation.

How much does it cost?

Level 1 The Dry Eye Questionnaire for the initial assessment is complimentary, and can be carried out in practice, by phone conversation or can be sent to you by e-mail or post for completion.

Level 2 £60

Level 3 £160 Please note that if you have previously paid for Level 2, assessment the upgrade would be £100 (£75 for Eyeplan members)

Level 4 £48*

*BlephEx treatment cannot be conducted unless a Dry Eye or Blepharitis examination has been completed and a diagnosis made.

Does it hurt?

No, none of the examinations or treatments causes pain or discomfort. We may instil drops into the eyes in some cases which can be mildly stingy for a few seconds. However, the majority of the examinations involve nothing touching the eyeball itself. The BlephEx lid cleaning session may give a tickling sensation on the eyelid but is not unpleasant.

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CHB, Alness This is a local privately owned business where I can be sure of always seeing Mr Campbell in whom I have complete confidence.
SG, Alness I’ve been going to Campbell Opticians since 1989, when I was 9, for my first glasses (Pink Panther with pink case!) through to my first contact lenses.
Mr & Mrs A, Invergordon The experience is much more personal than the chain store Opticians, with more thorough eye tests and better advice on suitable glasses etc.
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Alness

36 High Street
IV17 0PS

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 
9:30am – 5:00pm (Staff training)
Sat, Sun:
Closed

Tain

28 – 30 Tower Street
IV19 1DY

Mon:
9:30am – 5:00pm (Staff training)
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat, Sun:
Closed

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