Murray Opticians has been helping people at home and abroad during a long established time in the town.
The High Street practice is owned by husband and wife team Alan and Margaret Murray who set up 35 years ago however, there has been an optician’s practice on the site since the early 1900s.
And practice manager Julie McMurray insists they are here for a long time to come.
She said: “We have patients of all ages from the very young to people in their 90s many of whom have been coming to Murrays since they were small children.
“We offer a wide range of spectacles, lenses and contact lenses. We offer a more diverse range of contact lenses than the multiples as we have suppliers who only deal with independent practices. This is great for people who have struggled with contact lenses in the past or who have a high or complex prescription”.
And as well as providing Paisley with a top notch service, co-owner Margaret has been volunteering with the Vision Aid Overseas charity for a decade by visiting countries such as Zambia, Ghana and Ethiopia to lead teams, give eye examinations and train others to become opticians there.
Julie said: “The Vision Aid Overseas charity is a great cause which not only enables the local communities to improve their optical health but supports them to become a more sustainable nation.
“They also welcome donations of old spectacles, which are then broken up into metals and plastics and recycled to generate an income for the charity.
“Margaret has done a great job over the years, but this is going to be her final year travelling out.”
The High Street practice is open from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, except Tuesdays when it closes at 1 pm., and it’s also open on Saturdays from 9.30 am until 1 pm.