Hotel Deals

Glasgow Shopping: Currie and Quirk Opticians, Byres Road, G12

sunglasses c and q

Eye Care and Quality Eye Wear

142 - 144 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD,

0141 339 2900



blue face a face specs


Scott Currie and Gordon Quirk, qualified Dispensing Opticians with over 20 years experience in eye care, have their practice on Byres Road in the heart of the West End.

They pride themselves on offering the highest level of care and personal attention plus friendly professional advice.

"As independent opticians we have the flexibility to meet even the most demanding of needs. We have the latest high-tech equipment ensuring your eye examination will be as comprehensive as possible.  This includes a Retional Imaging Camera to photograph the inside of the eye whereby we can detect and monitor eye-conditions accurately."

Exciting Frame Ranges From Around The World


You'll find an extensive rnge of up to the minute, exciting eyewear from around the world, some exclusive to Currie & Quirk in the West End. Tantalising styles with colours to suit your preference and materials to suit all budgets  – as appeal to style conscious Glaswegians.

That West End Style

new wayfarer ray-ban sunglasses

New Wayfarer Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Currie and Quirk place considerable emphasis on both eye care and style. They are aware of what's in vogue and have new styles arriving every other day.

'All of our frames are individually chosen by us to reflect the style and tastes of our patients, who are not afraid to set a trend rather than follow one.'

Each frame is hand selected and includes up to the minute designs by Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Bvlgari and Dolce & Gabbana –  plus other well known brands. In addition  unusual and interesting ranges are sourced from around the world including: the Pro-Design range from Denmark, Booth & Bruce of England and Face a Face Paris  – with modern shapes and colours reflecting  changing opinions of what glasses should look like.

face a face rangeAlso there are stylish modern designs, which are less expensive than branded names - "suitable for students who want a certain style but may be living on a tight budget". Very popular with this group is the Oscar + Fitch range, which comes in a huge range of colours and styles at very competitive prices.

Sports Glasses for Children and Adults


Where coaches plan their wardrobes

sweat tops

Prescription sunglasses

Available from Nautica, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors

Scott Currie believes that: "We all live locally and know the area and the people who live in the West End really well, therefore, we have been able to respond to requests for something 'different' and reflect the independence that keeps the West End that little bit special".

"We are happy to order in specific "one-off" styles or source certain colours that patients want to try and cannot find elsewhere. - We want to offer a type of service as unique as the West End itself"

currie and quirk

Eye care

At Currie and Quirk's the view is that: "Having an eye test shouldn't be just about selecting new glasses or contact lenses" and Gordon Quirk goes on to point out that:

'Many different and potentially serious conditions can be detected through regular eye examinations ... everyone should make a point of having their eyes tested regularly.'

Every resident in Scotland, including students here to study, can have an eye examination paid for by the NHS .

"Hopefully, this encourages those who do not normally need glasses, to have an eye examination to ensure that their eyes are healthy".


Currie and Quirk offer an excellent service for children with free frames available plus late night opening so that you can arrange an appointment outwith school hours. They highlight the importance of eye tests for children - it is recommended that children under 16 years of age should have their eyes tested at least every 12 months and very young children should always have their eyes tested before they start primary school. In this way, any slight abnormality can be detected and treated and may prevent the need to wear glasses or contact lenses in later life.

Eye Care for Older People

Eye care is also important for the older age group.

As we get older, we begin to develop problems with our eyes which may need to be closely monitored. For this reason, everyone over the age of 60 years may have further tests carried out during the eye examination and those over 70 years should be seen every 12 months, rather than every 2 years, as a preventative measure.

currie and quirk community eye care and homecare

Home Eye Care and Corporate Services

Currie and Quirk also offer a Home Visit Service

Also available are on-site sight tests for employees including industrial safety glasses.

Further details of Corporate Services

Photo: logo c and q.
0141 339 290

142 - 144 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD,

Oxfam Music Shop Byres Road
Patrick Monahan - That 80's Show Stand Comedy Club, 25 June, 2017

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related posts:

Written by :

Avatar of JimByrne West End based web Developer, writer, songwriter and musician. And the person who takes lots of photos for the Glasgow West End website.