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Baird Optometrists

Optician & Contact Lens Practitioner in Callander & Dunblane
Opening at 09:00 tomorrow
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Both practices now have Air8 Air Purifiers with HEPA filters and UV sterilisation to ensure our test rooms are Safe Air Spaces.

Baird Optometrists are proud sponsors of The Sound of Music by Callander Amateur Operatic Society. Maria is played by our optometrist, Naomi!

Spring has sprung at Baird Optometrists, Dunblane! Book your eye examination now and take a look at our fresh colourful frames including our Dutz and Vanni ranges.



Gavin is our full time Dispensing Optician, based between our Callander and Dunblane branches.

He started his career in optics as a lab technician in 1999, giving him a wealth of experience in spectacle and lens manufacture. It was in this role that he fir...

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Fergus Leggat recently joined our Dunblane team, covering our Friday clinics. He qualified as an optometrist over ten years ago and also holds his independent prescribers qualification. He has completed his professional certificate in glaucoma and is current...

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Kirsty is our newest team member, joining us as an Optical Assistant at the end of 2021.

She had previously worked in optics for 4 years, following a 10 year career in residential child care. This helped prepare her for the lockdown arrival of her 18mth old...

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17 years ago, Lisa our Optical Assistant began a career in Optics working alongside our very own Andrew Baird in Stirling. Despite this, she was not put off and we were delighted when she came to join us on the opening of the Dunblane practice in 2020.


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Our receptionist Donna has been with us in our Dunblane practice since our 2020 opening following a mediocre career in academic administration.

Outside of work Donna spends her time chauffeuring teenagers, getting walked by her cockapoo Oscar, volunteering wi...

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Fiona Baird, our co-director, qualified as an optometrist in 2000. She met her husband Andrew during her qualifying year and after initially working in Liverpool they relocated back to Scotland to be nearer Fiona’s family and home town of Dunblane.
After worki...

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2 weeks ago
Many, many thanks to Niomi and Mary at Baird Optometrists in Callander for their professionalism and time spent dealing with my emergency treatment this week. They gave me every confidence and support in a situation that could have been very serious for my future vision. An excellent catch, thanks to your team.
- Roy S
6 months ago
Great service whilst away from home my glasses nose pads broke and were very uncomfortable. Decided they were unwearable so went into Baird’S shop in Dunblane, the ladies in the shop could not have been more helpful, sorted out the nose pads and I was able to continue my stay in Scotland. I was extremely happy. A big thank you from me.Robert
- Robert T
5 months ago
Great local optometrists. Professional, reliable, efficient, super helpful and pleasant. Great with the kids too. Don't know where we would be without them!
- Victoria L

Your Local Optometrist In Dunblane

Building on the success of our Callander practice, we are now proud to extend the same high quality optical care to Dunblane and the local area. We offer free NHS eye examinations for all UK residents, spectacle dispensing and contact lens services.

Optometrists Fiona and Andrew Baird among with their experienced team, look forward to welcoming you. This friendly, family run, independent optical practice is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care and service.

We offer free NHS eye examinations for all, spectacle dispensing and contact lens services.  We stock a large range of ladies, gents and children’s frames, from budget to designer styles, at affordable prices.

Designer ranges include Ray-Ban, Emporio Armani, Ted Baker, Police, Bolle and many more.  We offer complete pairs of single vision spectacles from £59 or 2 pairs from just £89.

We provide a range of free frames and lenses for patients who are entitled to an NHS optical voucher.  Please ask for details.

If you currently wear contact lenses, or would like to try them, we offer the most up to date products at competitive prices and can advise you on the most suitable lenses for your requirements.

About Andrew Baird BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Andrew gained a degree in Optometry from Cardiff University in 1999. During the following pre-registration year, whilst training for professional examinations, Andrew met his wife Fiona, also an optometrist. 

Early in his career, Andrew spent three happy years in an independent practice in his home town of Buckley, North Wales. 

As well as practising in Callander since 2011, Andrew is also a previous chairman of the Forth Valley Area Optical Committee.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing guitar with his band and watching baseball.

About Fiona Baird BSc(Hons) MCOptom

Fiona, originally from Dunblane, studied Optometry at Glasgow Caledonian University. After qualifying in 1999, Fiona spent her pre-registration year in Stirling before moving to Merseyside for a few years. 

After marrying in 2003, Andrew and Fiona moved to Scotland to be near to Fiona’s family. 2006 and 2008 saw the arrival of their two sons, Daniel and Matthew.

Fiona is studying to become an independent prescribing optometrist but when she finds some free time, Fiona enjoys sewing, spending time with her two sons and walking Marty, the family’s prized Schnoodle.

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Andrew Baird and Fiona Baird are both members of The College of Optometrists.

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53A High Street
FK15 0EE

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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