For any eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist. An optometrist is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems and will refer you to see a specialist when necessary. All appointments are NHS funded.

This service can be used for any concerns you may have with the health of your eyes including (but not limited to):

Red eye(s)
Sore eye(s)
Deterioration of eyesight
Cataracts
Something in your eye
Eye infections
Other disturbance of eyesight
Scratched eye(s)

If you already have your own optometrist you should contact them in the first instance as having previous clinical records is very useful.

If you do not already have an optometrist there is a list below of those in West Lothian. Please contact them and they will arrange to see you. You can also choose to visit any optometrist providing NHS services for treatment.

Note that when you contact the optometrist of your choice their staff will assess your symptoms and offer you an appropriate appointment. The time you will have to wait will depend on the severity and duration of your symptoms. Emergency problems will be seen quickly. If your problem is urgent and they cannot manage to see you they will find someone who can.

After the appointment they may send you to a local pharmacy or request a prescription from your GP for appropriate medication or, if necessary, refer you to a hospital specialist. A report will be sent to your GP so they have a complete record.

Lothian Eye Health Network Practices – WEST LOTHIAN

Asda Stores Ltd
Almondvale Road South Livingston
EH54 6NB
01506 835980

C M Optical
5 West Main Street Whitburn
EH47 OQB
01501 742020

James G Cunning Optician
12 Hopetoun Street Bathgate
EH48 4EU
01506 652047

Robert Callander Opticians
61 High Street, Linlithgow
EH49 7ED
01506 670766

Stewart Opticians
39/43 East Main Street Broxburn
EH52 5AB
01506 856672

Boots Opticians Ltd
88/89 Almondvale South Livingston
EH54 6HR
01506 432764

Eye Tec
Unit E1 Regent Centre Linlithgow EH49 7HU
01506 847686

Optical Express
Unit 331 Almondvale South Livingston
EH54 6HR
01506 444930

Specsavers Opticians
48 George Street Bathgate
EH48 1PG
01506 815820

Tesco Opticians
Tesco Store Blackburn Road Bathgate
EH48 2HS
0131 289 1543

Boots Opticians Ltd
2-4 George Street Bathgate
EH48 1PW
01506 653326

Hendry Opticians
17 High Street Linlithgow
EH49 7AB
01506 842751

Optical Express
38 George Street Bathgate
EH48 1PD
01506 655393

Specsavers Opticians
315 The Elements Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston
EH54 6GS
01506 430819

Vision Express
Unit 121 Almondvale Centre Livingston
EH54 6HT
01506 444307

C M Optical
4 West Main Street Armadale
EH48 3QA
01501 731200

Ian Dempster
11 The Mall Craigshill Livingston
EH54 5DZ
01506 433331

Optimeyes Opticians 10-12 East Main Street Broxburn
EH52 5AE

01506 856766

Stewart Opticians
82 North Bridge Street Bathgate
EH48 4PN
01506 631656

Wallace Opticians 33A West Main Street Whitburn
EH47 OQB
01501 740855