Our practices are OPEN and are available for eye exams!

We have new guidelines for who can be seen face to face in the practices. If you wish to make an appointment please see the page on BOOKING EYE EXAMS BEYOND COVID TIER 0 LOCKDOWN. You are no longer allowed to “pop in” to the practice – entry is by appointment only. We are now able to carry out routine eye exams! To book yours please call the numbers at the bottom of the page.

Face-masks are required to be worn while attending our practices unless you are exempt on medical grounds. The is the case even after 21st of March as we are classified as a healthcare setting.  

We have also changed some of the opening times for our practices – please see the individual practice pages for details.

Over 10,000 patients in the Forth Valley and the Scottish Borders trust us with their eyes. Let us show you why.

We’ve been testing eyes in Clackmannanshire and the Scottish Borders for over 75 years and during this time have learnt a thing or two about how to look after our patients.

When you visit R.D McFarlane and Nicol’s opticians you can expect to find a practice full of modern equipment matched with the traditional values of service and professionalism. Your eye examination will last at least 30 minutes; this time is spent entirely with your optometrist giving you plenty of opportunity to discuss your results with them. Eye examinations in Scotland are free to everyone on the NHS.

We have a large range of frames to suit all ages from budget to designer, including Ray-Ban, Emporio Armani, Kate Spade and Radley which means you can be sure to find a style that suits you.

Being Independent, we also have access to a wide range of contact lenses, from Monthlies to Dailies and Multifocals to lenses for astigmatism. If you are patient who already gets their lenses from us and need to order more you can use this handy form to let us know.



Alloa 01259 212420 email alloa@rdmnicols.co.uk

Alva 01259 760366 email alva@rdmnicols.co.uk

Stenhousemuir 01324 562369 email stenhousemuir@rdmnicols.co.uk

Selkirk 01750 21721 email selkirk@rdmnicols.co.uk