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Andrew Baird Optometrist

Optician & Contact Lens Practitioner in Callander & Dunblane
Open today until 17:00
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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.

Have you seen our bright spring window display with our HUGE daffodils? We have some brighter, funky frames in stock at the moment including Dutz and Vanni ranges. Book your eye exam and eyewear consultation now.



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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Naomi Scott will be a familiar face to many in Callander! She qualified as an optometrist in 2007 and is currently working towards her final prescribing exam, with a keen interest in ocular pathology.

Outside of work she runs around after her 3 young boys an...

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Douglas is one of our Dispensing Opticians, based in Callander 2 days a week. He also runs his own business specialising in dental and surgical loupes.

Douglas qualified way back in 1992 (when monocles were all the rage! 🧐). He previously worked for Lizars ...

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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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Our receptionist/admin assistant Dawn has always worked in retail, including a time as an area manager for a clothing company.

She joined us at Baird Optometrists when her, now grown up, daughters went to high school and has been with us for the last eight y...

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Our Receptionist Mary has been working for Baird Optometrists for the best part of ten years! During this time she gained her level 5 certificate in Optical Care.

Prior to this she had worked in various customer facing roles and acquired qualifications in Cl...

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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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7 months ago
Excellent service from start to finish. The Dunblane practice is welcoming and the staff gave me a very high standard of service. The optician Fiona, gave me excellent guidance and advice about the reduction in my eyesight. I got advised and fitted with a lovely pair of glasses from the fantastic range they have available. I highly recommend Andrew Baird Optometrist. Thanks again.
- Kate S
7 months ago
Having had my eyes tested only 4 weeks earlier in Stirling and received spectacles which were of no use to me, I decided to stay local and have my eyes tested again at Andrew Baird Optometrist, Callander. The service I received was second to none and I really appreciated the calm, quiet and professional atmosphere. I was not pressured into purchasing frames - in fact I was offered new lenses in my own frames. Only a week later I collected my spectacles with new lenses, they were fitted to me and the prescription is perfect. I am delighted and highly recommend this Optometrist.
- M D
8 months ago
I was in Callander on a day trip, when the lens fell out of my glasses while cleaning them. Disaster! But I found an Opticians on the main street. The receptionist and the optician were very understanding and extremely helpful. Fixing my glasses once they were free. While I am very grateful, I also think this is a sign of very good customer service. If I lived in the area there is only one opticians I would use.
- Alan M

Your Local Optometrist In Callander

We are proud to have provided Callander and the surrounding area with high quality optical care since opening in June 2011.

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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Baird Optometrists Are Now Open In Dunblane

We're expanding!  We're now proud to also be your local optician and contact lens practitioner in Dunblane.  Visit for more details.

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

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49 Main Street
FK17 8DX

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: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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