A Little Bit About Us

For over 30 years we have been delivering the very best eye care available by providing tailored eye health solutions to each individual patient across our Ayrshire and Glasgow practices.

Meet Our Practice Managers

The people behind our success


Laura McAlpine

Managing Director

As the director and founder of Opticare Opticians I established the company in Saltcoats in 1990 two years after qualifying as an optometrist. High quality patient service and advanced eyecare is my priority and I see my company as being an essential part of the local community.


Rachael Merilees

Saltcoats Practice Manager

Rachael is the newest of our practice managers having joined our Largs team in 2013. She has qualified in optical care with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, and also completed the luxottica training academy in 2015. Rachael has extensive specialist knowledge in the fields of tailor made ophthalmic lenses, frames and bespoke eyewear.


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Anne Allan FBDO

Largs Practice Manager

Anne joined Opticare in Largs in 1998 straight from school, and began to study for her diploma in Dispensing Optics at City and Islington College. She graduated as a dispensing optician from ABDO college in Canterbury in 2002 and is now a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.

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Clair Ledgerwood FBDO CL

Thornliebank Practice Manager

Clair is a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the practice manager in Thornliebank having joined our team in 2016. She has gained a wealth of experience in the industry working with a well known high street optometrist for thirteen years.

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Linda MacDonald

Great Western Rd Practice Manager

Linda became a member of the Opticare team 17 years ago in our Possilpark practice joining both her sisters Suzanne and Karen. She moved over to help our Great Western Road practice a year later and liked it so much she has remained an integral member of staff ever since.

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Suzanne Stuart

Possilpark Practice Manager

Suzanne has been a key member of staff for 24 years, progressing from optical assistant to lens specialist and through to her current position of practice manager. Suzanne specialises in paediatric dispenses for our own patients and children referred through the hospital eye service.


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