Your Opticians

We believe that when it comes to your eye care it’s best to see a professional. We don’t use locum or mobile optometrists so you can be sure of a consistent service from opticians you can trust.


Richard P. Spruce Bsc(Hons) MCOptom

Richard qualified in July 2004. He joined McFarlane and Nicol’s following a successful pre-registration year at Gartnavel hospital in Glasgow. He has served as chairman of the local area optical committee in the past and is currently one of the Independent Representatives for Optometry Scotland, an organisation that helps to shape national eyecare services.

He enjoys spending time with his young family, painting miniatures, as well as supporting football teams Alloa Athletic and Manchester United.

Iain D. McCall Bsc(Hons) MCOptom

Iain qualified in January 2005 after finishing his pre-registration training with a large multiple. He worked as a mobile optometrist covering Strathclyde until July 2006 when he joined McFarlanes. When not looking after people’s eyes he spends time with his family and supporting Motherwell F.C.

Dispensing Optician / Lab Manager

Douglas Richmond FBDO

Douglas qualified as a dispensing optician in 1998 whilst working for McFarlanes. He began his optical career in his home town of Ayr before joining former colleague Colin in Alloa in 1984. Douglas runs our optical lab which has provided spectacle glazing to all 4 practices since 1988. He is a keen golfer, cyclist and wood worker.