Wallace Opticians - Eyecare for the Community

Wallace Opticians was founded in Shotts over 55 years ago by Matt Wallace.  The business was relocated to Whitburn when son Robert (Bob) Wallace succeeded his father.  

In 2015, Elinor Todd took over the business - having worked as a locum in the practice for over a decade prior. Her tenure is well summarised with her quote given to the press:

​"Whitburn has a strong sense of community spirit and Wallace Opticians has long benefitted from both this and the loyal custom of its people"

In 2021, Alan Conway became the new owner-Optometrist upon Elinor's retirement. In the post-pandemic era, Alan aims to preserve the core philosophy of the practice - service to the community and maintaining the tradition of a high level of customer experience instituted by the Wallace's over half a century prior.

Wallace Opticians is proud to support:​
Whitburn Bowling Club
Whitburn Juniors Football Club
West Lothian Womens Aid
Fauldhouse Penguins Swimming Club
Whitburn Community Fridge
Whitburn Gala Day

We use 01501 740955 for our outgoing calls - If you have received a call from this number, don't worry - it's us!
Occasionally automated location services have us as a Sheffield number, we definitely haven't moved and are absolutely still in Whitburn!

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What we are best at

Our Services

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Eye Examinations
Our eye examinations are delivered by experienced, friendly and professional Optometrists. A detailed history, full ocular health check and vision measurements are taken plus any supplementary tests necessary such as visual field measurement or digital retinal photography
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Spectacle Frames
Our range of spectacle frames are suitable for any budget. Frames are perfectly styled and fitted and come with a comprehensive aftercare service and satisfaction guarantee.
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Spectacle Lenses
We are truly independent and offer lenses from across the entire market. Single vision, multifocal and task specific lenses are available from manufacturers with elite reputations. Our mission is to find the right lens design, material and coating to match your needs.
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Eye Conditions
Eyes are fairly resilient... but occasionally they can perform less than optimally. From minor red eyes to serious visual concerns - we are equipped and able to help.
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Contact Lenses
Our contact lens fitting experience starts with a conversation to find the right lens for you. Together, we select a lens material and wearing schedule. The lens is then assessed for full visual and comfort compatibility. Full instruction for successful contact lens care is given. Contact us for more details.
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Eye Advice
Sometimes the big, bad world of optics can be intimidating. We do our best to eliminate medical jargon and explain things in a meaningful, realistic manner.