Wilkie & Rider

Wilkie Rider are specialist qualified Jewellers and Optometrists. The company have two retail outlets in Scotland, Dumbarton and Alexandria. Wilkie Riders team of highly qualified Optometrists are trained in state of the art modern equipment available to provide the best in eye care for our clients.

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Jewellery & Gifts

We carry a range of Silver and Gold fine jewellery, including ranges like Tianguis Jackson and Hot Diamond. As well as gifts from Harris Tweed, Dartington, Baguetelle and more.

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Jewellery & Watch repair service available, plus jewellery valuations for insurance purposes.

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Opticians, Eyecare & Eyesight Advice

Established in 1956 when William Wilkie first came to work in Alexandria, Wilkie and Rider has always been at the forefront of the technological advances that enable community optometry to provide a truly comprehensive eye care.

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

What is OCT?  OCT -ocular coherence tomography- is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye. 

3D OCT screening diagnosis potentially serious conditions that can affect your eyesight and your overall well-being.

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Meet the Team

The Visioffice collects up to twenty different measurements of your eye and the factors affecting how it behaves. We use this important data to enhance the production of your Varilux lenses. What this means for you is a more personalised, bespoke lens helping increase your field of vision & reducing distortion.


"I have been a customer of Wilkie & Rider for a great many years and have been looked after extremely well by three generations of the family.   They are very welcoming, but also very professional, and now three generations of my family are being looked after by them.   I have been fortunate in having no great problems with my eyesight but am confident that if that had been the case I would have had the same great care from this established local family business."

Christine Brown, Dumbarton

For over 7 years I have entrusted Wilkie and Rider for eye tests and prescriptions.

With text alert reminders for upcoming annual appointments to filling the prescription, if necessary, I have found the level of care and caring consistently high, proficient and thorough. I have seen several of the opticians who utilize the latest technology and then interpret and offer findings in a clear and helpful way. Once the test is complete, guidance on the wide selection of frames, lenses and costs is offered by knowledgeable and friendly staff and never in a pushy manner. After sales assistance is always friendly and helpful.

Having used other opticians previously, Wilkie and Rider offer an outstanding customer/patient experience at both their shops which I will use for many years to come.

Roger Partridge

I cannot praise Willis at WilkieRider enough. I had an emergency issue and called into his store where he took me for an emergency appointment.  He was calming, professional and exceptionally thorough in his examination of my eyes.  He even made time for me before the shop actually opened the following morning to ensure my eye was healing properly.  At the follow up meeting, he gave me advise and support to avoid any problems in the future.I would absolutely recommend Willis for his attention to detail and care.

Wendy Lowe