About us

Independent Optometrist

Why Choose

  • fully trained specialists

  • latest technology equipment

  • outstanding customer care

  • wide range of frames

  • contact lens specialist

  • friendly and helpful advice

About Jarvis

We are an Independent practice and it is something we value, as it gives us the flexibility to respond to your personal needs. For example when selecting frames we are not restricted to particular suppliers, allowing us to obtain virtually any type of frame available. If you’ve seen a frame elsewhere – we can probably source it for you.

As part of the examination we offer advanced tests using the latest equipment as it becomes available. For example, 3D Digital Imaging which records an image of the back of your eye allowing us to detect conditions at an early stage.

Our Practice is a member of Sight Care, an Organisation of Independent Practitioners dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of Professional Care.

Meet The Team

Ian Jarvis

Ian Jarvis

Principal Optometrist

Qualified in 1984 from Glasgow Caledonian University and has run his own independent practice for over 30 years. He passed the final assessment for Ocular Therapeutics in 2011 and is registered as an Independent Prescriber.

Professional bodies:

He is involved in Optometric education at both local and national level as past chairman of Scottish Committee of Optometrists and vice-chairman of Tayside Optical Association. 

He was the first Optometry Clinical Skills Tutor at the Dundee Clinical Skills Centre based in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. 

He has served on the council of the College of Optometrists which sets the national standards for the profession. 

He is currently on the Optometry Scotland council which liaises with the Scottish Government and other professional bodies, helping to advance the profession in Scotland.

Elaine Keddie

Elaine Keddie

Optometrist

Qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University 2005, Elaine has an interest in paediatric optometry and provides Locum cover on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Joanne Mill

Joanne Mill

Optical Assistant

Has been trained to assist you with frame styling and lens design. She has passed her level 7 Optical assistant qualification, ensuring she can give you the best advice on new lens technologies and design

Avril Whyte

Avril Whyte

Practice Manager

Has been at the practice for over 25 years, ensuring the smooth running of the practice.

Irene Thomson

Irene Thomson

Optical Receptionists

Has been at the front of the practice for a number of years, helping to manage your experience through the practice from the moment you walk in the door

Mhairi Newins

Mhairi Newins

Optical Receptionists

Has been at the front of the practice for a number of years, helping to manage your experience through the practice from the moment you walk in the door

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