Opening Times:

Monday to Friday

9.00am to 5.00pm


9.00am to 1.00pm

Early and late appointments available on request.

15 William Street, West End, Edinburgh EH3 7NG

T: 0131 226 7833

E: info@birrellrainford.co.uk

Jim Birrell, FBDO

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.

With a particular interest in contact lens fitting, from working in both an hospital environment and normal day to day dispensing, Jim’s expertise enables him to fit almost anyone, from children.

to those with specialist needs, with individually compatible and comfortable lenses.

Jim is registered with the General Optical Council as a Qualified Dispensing Optician & Contact Lens Fitter and is a Member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.

15 William Street, West End, Edinburgh EH3 7NG.

Registered Company No: SC383043 VAT No: 106 268 429

Brenda Rainford, FAOI

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.

Brenda qualified as an optometrist in 1985, is a member of the General Optical Council and a Member of the Irish Association of Optometrists.