We are delighted to announce that we will be open for routine eye examinations from Monday 3rd August.

We continue to have your safety as a priority and request that you phone the practice first for an appointment before visiting – even if only for an adjustment or repair.

We will be operating a locked door policy and would request you wear a mask before entering.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! 


The practice was established in Newmarket Street, Ayr in 1912, and for over 100 years has provided professional optical services in the South Ayrshire area, while investing in the capabilities and technology required to offer the best possible eyecare.

Helen Scott has over 30 years’ experience working as an Optometrist in the industry and, together with her knowledgeable staff, has the ability to offer the highest levels of eye care in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment.

To ensure that the practice can offer the best treatments and advice, Helen Scott continuously invests in the very latest technology to provide a thorough assessment of patients’ vision health and to meet their many and varied requirements.


Eye health is taken very seriously at Helen Scott Opticians.

Using a range of technologies, including Retinal Scanning, we offer screening which can give early warning of a range of threats to visual health, including Diabetes, Glaucoma and Cataracts. Learn more about Vision Health Checks.


All residents in Scotland are entitled to a NHS eye examination which is provided Free by our experienced Optometrists. We can also advise you on your eligibility for an NHS Optical Voucher for Glasses or Contact Lenses. Contact Us for information and advice, or if you would like to Book an Appointment.

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50 Newmarket Street,
Ayr KA7 1LL
T: 01292 262530