Who Are James Kidner Opticians (Lockerbie)?

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Your Local Opticians

Our friendly, local staff have a wealth of knowledge in the optical industry.  We will use state of the art technology to tailor our eye examinations to your individual needs.
We offer a wide variety of frames and lenses to suit all tastes and budgets from NHS frames to individually handcrafted pieces to cater for the most discerning tastes.

Comprehensive Eye Exams
Complete Optical Services
Contact Lens Examination
Urgent Care

Welcome to MySight, our online patient portal allows you to book new appointments, manage existing appointments, view the status of any recent orders, view the clinical images from your examinations and check your latest prescriptions.

If you would like any assistance with our MySight portal then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our Lockerbie Staff

Leah Currie


Optical Advisor

Laura Rudd

Locum Optometrist

Elinor Prince 


Contact Lens Practitioner

Deborah Smith


Dispensing Optician & Practice Manager

Derek Michael 

BSc(Hons)MCOptom, DipTp(IP)


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Derek qualified as an Optometrist in 1990. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience working for independent and multiple practices. Originally from Glasgow, Derek has worked as an Optometrist in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 1995. In 2011 he was the first Optometrist in the region to gain the Independent Prescribing qualification, enabling him to treat various eye conditions without necessarily referring on to a GP or the hospital eye department. This

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I have worked in optics for 27 years managing practices and groups of practices nationwide. My passion in delivering a 1st class optical service from advising on frame and lens suitability through to maintaining comfort and fit of the new spectacles. I joined James Kidner Opticians in 2010 and enjoy the friendly, professional atmosphere our practices offer.

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Elinor is a Dispensing and contact lens optician, and joined James Kidner Opticians in 2014, bringing over 20 years experience with her. Elinor enjoys meeting and advising patients on their individual contact lens requirements. Challenges arise, in both fitting and aftercare, and Elinor enjoys all aspects of this work. Outside of work Elinor is a keen gardener.

Georgina Mair
Qualified Optical Advisor

Leanne Postlethwaite
Qualified Optical Advisor

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Leah joined James Kidner Opticians in 2017 and enjoys the happy, professional atmosphere that the practice offers. In her spare time, Leah enjoys keeping fit.

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Laura joined James Kidner Opticians in 2015. Laura is a valued member of the James Kidner team and enjoys all aspects of working within an independent practice.

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Leanne joined James Kidner Opticians in November 2014, and now works full time whilst training to be a certified Optical Assistant. Leanne enjoys the day-to-day running of the practice, ensuring the patients experience an efficient service. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Georgina joined James Kidner Opticians in early 2016. She progressed quickly, becoming a certified Optical Advisor in 2017 and is now undertaking a 3 year course to become a Dispensing Optician. Georgina enjoys foreign travel.

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