We welcome the First Ministers announcement that we can start to see routine patients from Monday 3rd August.
This is in line with demands from community eyecare to let us manage all of our patients safely at the earliest opportunity and we are delighted that this decision has been made.

In the first instance we will be contacting those patients who have had appointments cancelled due to COVID restrictions and will prioritise those who are at greater risk of visual problems.

Due to distancing guidelines and to ensure the safety of staff and patients, we will continue to see face-to-face patients on an appointment-only basis and will offer telephone and videoconference appointments wherever possible.

Please wear a face mask when you attend the practice unless you are unable to for medical reasons.
We ask you to attend alone unless you require assistance. Children should be accompanied by one parent only.
You will be asked some questions before attending to ensure you have no COVID symptoms or contact with anyone with symptoms.

We will continue to keep appointments available for urgent eye problems so please call the practice and leave a voicemail message.

If you have any concerns about your eyes or vision on 01358 72300 or email

 Please call us if

–your vision has suddenly changed or become blurry
–you have a painful or red eye or sudden onset of double vision,
–you have sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light
–you have been advised to consult us by another health care professional
–you have broken or lost your glasses and need a replacement to function
–you have a problem with your contact lenses


At Ythan Opticians, we are committed to providing the highest quality eye care and advice. Our practice in Ellon was established in September 2007 and continues to grow in strength.

We provide NHS eye examinations which are free of charge and our specialist prescribing optometrists are able to treat eye conditions, providing NHS prescriptions as required.

We also provide a full range of optical services including specialist paediatric eyecare, occupational eyewear and all types of contact lenses.

As a totally independent company, we are able to source the most suitable spectacle lens option for your needs. We are approved suppliers of a wide range of quality spectacle lenses and are qualified Varilux specialists.

Our practice has one of the widest ranges of spectacle frames in the North East of Scotland. If we do not have a specific frame in stock we can normally source the exact model. We cater for all budgets and tastes and pride ourselves in providing the highest quality dispensing service.