0141 339 1720

251 Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow, G12 8UB
(Opposite Hillhead Underground Station)

About Us

Friendly and professional eyecare for the whole family


McGrath Opticians is one of the longest established optical practices serving Glasgow's bustling, trendy West End. Our air conditioned premises are directly opposite Hillhead Underground station, and therefore a short train ride from almost anywhere in the city.



The practice was established originally by Gerald McGrath, our Dad in Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge nearly 60 years ago and relocated to our present address 251 Byres Road in 1970. We have the usual panoply of modern diagnostic equipment and instrumentation, and have a common sense attitude to customer service. Put simply, we want our clients to be happy. Happy with the clinical service we provide, happy with their spectacles, lenses or contact lenses, but most of all happy with our professional and friendly approach. If we can achieve this, then we believe, everything else falls into place.


Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Saturday 24th December 9am - 1pm
Sunday 25th December CLOSED
Monday 26th December CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 29th December 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 30th December 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 31st December 9am - 1pm
Sunday 1st January CLOSED
Monday 2nd January CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January CLOSED
Wednesday 4th January Open