Birrell & Rainford Opticians

Jim is a hugely experienced dispensing & contact lens optician, having begun his optical career almost 30 years ago. Prior to forming his partnership with Brenda Rainford, Jim was Manager of Black & Lizars, Shandwick Place for many years (the company's largest branch in Edinburgh). Jim established an enviable reputation and loyal following in the industry, being well known for both his friendly, enthusiastic attitude and his skill in advising customers on spectacles and lenses.

A native of Ireland, Brenda has been practicing in Scotland since 1987, working in both hospitals and private practice, principally with Black & Lizars. Over this time, she has built up a loyal client base who appreciate her professional, yet approachable manner and extensive optical expertise. Brenda has specialist interest in paediatric optometry, with particular expertise in the areas of binocular vision, visual stress and assessing methods of helping children who are experiencing reading difficulties.