Gibson & Syme Opticians Reception Area

Gibson & Syme
Independent Opticians

Premium Eyecare.
Designer Eyewear. Exceptional Service.


Welcome Back! We are fully open for business. However, please note that all business is currently by appointment only. If you need an eye exam or just fancy treating yourself to a new pair of glasses telephone us on 0131 553 9000 to book your appointment

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Edinburgh’s Premier Eyecare Specialist

At Gibson & Syme, Edinburgh’s premier eyecare specialist, we showcase the finest eyewear from the world’s top spectacle designers such as Tom Ford, Face a Face, Lindberg, Silhouette, WOOW, Vanni and Reykjavic Eyes combined with exceptional customer service.  We believe choosing new eyewear isn’t merely about function – it’s about form too which is why we encourage you to try on various styles and brands until you find the perfect pair - and we’re here to help or offer advice every step of the way.

When you’ve chosen your new glasses, we can order the most suitable lenses from your prescription or book an eye test if one is due. If you’re concerned about any aspect of your sight, we can also carry out an OCT screening using the most advanced Spectralis 4D eye scanner, which detects possible eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration before they become a cause for concern.   

Visit our spacious showroom with free parking or call us now to book an eye test.

Gibson & Syme - taking eyecare to a new level.

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Silhouette Eyewear
Women Wearing Lindberg Eyewear
Lindberg Eyewear

At Gibson & Syme we showcase an extensive collection of designer eyewear from the world’s most exclusive brands


We specialise in Silhouette rimless glasses that are custom designed to reflect your individuality 

Lenses – we supply all premium lens brands 

Our expert team at Gibson & Syme will advise you on the most suitable single-vision or varifocal lenses to suit your lifestyle



What an amazing company! Professional, knowledgeable, informative, efficient, communicative, respectful, and fun. At the age of 48, I have never had to wear glasses before, and was a bit overwhelmed by the rapid decline of my eyesight. Emma and her team held my hand through the whole process, giving me space to choose, and advice when asked for.

I am now the proud owner of several pairs of fabulous spectacles. The turn around time was truly amazing. A huge thank you to all. I'm so glad I didn't go to...

The Finest Eyewear

My team and I are here to ensure we offer you the best customer service we can and deliver an effortless eyewear experience. We believe that buying glasses should be easy and fun and it should leave you happy and not to mention looking good. 

If you want standard service go to the multiples, that’s what they’re good at. But when healthcare is more important to you and you want a premium service with premium products to match, we are here to look after you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gibson & Syme.

David Syme,
Managing Director.

Gibson and Syme Finest Eyewear