The human eye is a miracle of biological engineering which offers us our most precious sense: sight.

 

Our staff will give you their time, attention and experience to look after your sight. Having been part of the local community for over 35 years, we understand that all our patients are different and should be treated as an individual. Our aim is to provide you with exceptional eye care, our experienced Optometrists will be with you every step of the way, completing every aspect of your examination.

Being an independent practice means we can spend time with you in order to thoroughly examine fully the health and condition of your eyes. All of our frames come with a 2 year guarantee and Free comfort checks for life. We are here to help find, fit and produce the right glasses for you, at a budget that suits. We believe you won’t find better eyewear anywhere else, thats why we offer a complete satisfaction GUARANTEE with all our glasses.

Simpson Optometrist is situated in the village of Muirhead. Providing exceptional eye care to the residents of not only Muirhead, but also Chryston, Stepps, Lenzie, Gartcosh, Moodiesburn, Glenboig and surrounding areas. Click here to make your appointment.

Colin Simpson

B.Sc FBCO

Colin graduated from Glasgow College of Technology (Caledonian University) in 1974. He first practised as a locum in Stirling Hospital and private practice. He became a full time practitioner in Muirhead in 1982. He has always retained links with the University and has taught the final year clinics for 25 years.

Colin ran the practice with his wife Morag for over 30 years. In recent years, their son Douglas has taken over management of the practice, with their daughter Sandie taking responsibility for clinical management.

Colin still enjoys examining patients and has a special interest in children’s vision, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses. Out with the practice Colin is a keen sportsman and also enjoys his garden.

Sandie Simpson McGregor

B.Sc, M.C.Optom

Sandie originally studied biology and worked in medical research before returning to university to study Optometry, graduating in 2009.

Initially working for Forth Valley NHS Trust’s Eye Clinic, Sandie gained experience working alongside Ophthalmologists and Orthoptists. While there Sandie was also involved in specialist contact lens fitting, pre & post cataract assessments, Glaucoma clinics and children’s clinics. Sandie has also worked with low vision patients in the Forth Valley Sensory Centre. Sandie gained further experience at a large independent Optometrist in Greenock before joining the family business in 2010.

Sandie has 2 children, Molly & Theo and enjoys singing with her choir “Aria”.

Kim Allan

B.Sc, M.C.Optom

Kim started in Optometry in 2007, working in various different environments from hospital to large multiple and small independent practise. She has done many specialised hospital clinics to become registered as an independent prescribing optometrist before joining us here in January 2016.

She has a keen interest in anterior eye and retinal pathology, with a great deal of knowledge on dry eye, its assessment and management.

Out with the practise Kim competes in Olympic Weightlifting.

Ross Aitchison

B.Sc, M.C.Optom

Ross graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in 2014 with a First Class Honours Degree in Optometry. He joined the practice in July 2014, where he completed his pre-registration year. Since qualifying in July 2015, Ross has continued to work part-time at the practice, whilst concurrently studying for a PhD at GCU.

Ross is currently in his second year of a PhD in Vision Sciences, where he aims to investigate how light therapy can be used to slow the progression of the effects of diabetes on the eyes (Diabetic Retinopathy) and visual pathway (Diabetic Neuropathy). In addition, Ross also regularly teaches in the 2nd and 3rd optometry clinics at the Glasgow Caledonian University Vision Centre.

Ross plans to complete his independent prescribing (IP) over the next year, and he also aims to undertake a further postgraduate qualification in medical retina.

Joseph Simpson

B.Sc, DO

Joseph started in optometry 2008, both working here in practice as well as working for an Independent Optometrists in Glasgow while studying. Joseph qualified as a Dispensing Optometrist in 2015. Joseph brings to the practice a great deal of knowledge regarding lenses and frames.

Outside of work, Joseph played hockey professionally in New Zealand and Germany as well as earning more than 40 caps for Scotland, including playing in 2 European Championships. Joseph continues to play hockey and is player / coach for Stepps Hockey Club. He is also a keen golfer.