• Portobello Rd 0131 652 1825
  • Clerk St 0131 667 3563

About Us

Established in 1981 in the southeast of Edinburgh, Browns Opticians has become a cornerstone of the local community. Based at the same Portobello Road and Clerk Street premises for the last three decades, the success of our popular practice is underpinned by a long-established and highly regarded team of optometrists and support staff.

With parents routinely bringing their children here from an early age, Browns Opticians, have become highly skilled in caring for the vision of it's younger patients. By working closely with the local hospital's eye department, children can be seen in the less formal surroundings of the practice, under the shared care of the eye hospital. There is also plenty of choice in free spectacle frames for youngsters, while older customers are able to select from designer brands like Dior, Oakley, Oliver People's, Paul Smith, Ray-Ban and Silhouette.

We are among an elite group of Opticians in Scotland capable of offering Nocturnal/Ortho K contact lenses, which are worn while you sleep. This tailor made lens flattens your cornea and allows for 20/20 vision when you wake up without the need for additional contact lenses or glasses. Our highly skilled and experienced Optometrists who work at Browns Opticians also utilise state of-the-art equipment (such as Retinal Imaging Cameras) during each comprehensive eye test. We are always researching the latest advances in Ophthalmic care and will always advise our customers of any new developments that can improve their vision and comfort.

As well as being assured of a warm welcome from the staff at Browns Opticians, customers participate in the "Recommend a Friend" policy with new recommended customers offered a 15% discount on spectacle frames and existing customers receiving a £20 Browns Opticians voucher as a small thank you for their recommendation. Initiatives like this, along with commitment to service, has allowed Browns Opticians to become a popular and trusted practice over the last 30 years.