OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography

OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography

An established medical imaging technique similar to ultrasound but using light instead of sound.  This gives high resolution cross sectional images which can be analysed to help early detection & diagnosis guiding treatment of many eye conditions.

Free NHS Eye Examinations

Free NHS Eye Examinations

NHS Eye Examinations are free in Scotland to UK residents. We provide NHS examinations and are proud to have one of the best equipped premises in the UK with a separate clinical floor for eye examination.

Eye Health Network

Eye Health Network

If you have an eye emergency you should make an appointment to see an Optometrist participating in the Grampian Eye Health Network.  These appointments are provided free of charge on the NHS and give access to specialist care as soon as possible.

Working in Partnership with...

Working in Partnership with...

We work in association with the Hospital Eye Service, GP’s and Pharmacy. As a part of the Eye Health Network we have a direct link with the Eye Department and work to protocols issued by the College of Optometrists and the Eye Health Network. We share information with your GP and the Hospital Eye Service with your consent when this is beneficial to you.  We believe that a joined up service benefits you significantly.


Specialist Services


Glaucoma Clinic

We run a Glaucoma Clinic as part of the Hospital glaucoma service.  The service is consultant led and we share the record with the hospital.  This clinic is booked by the Eye Clinic only.



Dry-Eye Clinic

Dry eyes are a common problem and can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as air conditioned offices and excessive use of computer screens. This in turn leads to the eyes feeling uncomfortable and tired and becoming inflamed.

Once the primary cause of the problem has been identified, a treatment plan can be tailored to your individual requirements. Why not give us a call to arrange an appointment?


Grampian Eye Health Network

McPherson Optometry is part of the Grampian Eye Health Network. Most people think of visiting the optician when they feel they may need glasses. If you have an eye problem such as sudden loss of vision, blurred vision or sudden flashes and floaters you can make an emergency appointment with an Optician.

These appointments are provided free through the NHS and will ensure that you receive the right specialist care as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing an eye problem call the practice.



With the installation of our new OCT, one of the most advanced on the market, the Topcon DRI OCT TRITON, we can obtain high resolution images of both the front and the back of the eye.  This test is easy to conduct, with the scan only taking a few seconds to complete.  Many eye conditions can be diagnosed with this equipment and of course it can also confirm that all is well and the eye is healthy.

Contact Lenses

Complex and specialist lenses

We work with complex eye problems and contact lenses on a daily basis. This area is a speciality at McPherson Optometry and we have provided the specialist medical contact lens fitting service to NHS Grampian Hospital Eye Clinics for over twenty years.

Come find us

To visit McPherson Optometry...

By Car:

Frederick Street Pay & Display Car Park AB24 5HY

Shiprow NCP Car Park  AB11 5BY

By Bus:

St Andrew's Cathedral 13, 15, 23 & X40

Castle Street 1 & 2

Adelphi 23, 60, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68, 290, 291, 727, X60, X62, X67 & X68

  • McPherson Optometry, 23 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
  • 01224 647734
  • info@mcpherson-optometry.com
  •       Opening Hours

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
    • Thursday: 09:00 – 19:00
    • Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00
    • Public Holidays: 09:00 – 16:00

    The Practice will open at 10:00 on the last Friday of every month due to staff training