Spectacles Direct
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About Us


David Syme 

The First and the Original Spectacles Direct Outlet in Scotland.

David Syme opened Spectacles Direct in 2004 after 30 years experience in the optical industry. He had a vision to sell quality spectacles at competitive prices to ensure his loyal Edinburgh customers would feel the spectacles they had chosen were great value for money.

David truly believes “the customer is king” so you will be sure to receive excellent customer service which adds to an already excellent overall customer experience - that’s why our customers keep coming back!

Spectacles Direct are a manufacturing optical dispenser offering high quality, cost effective spectacles. Our technicians create your bespoke eyewear on site to complement your prescription ensuring the frames you have selected will enhance your lifestyle.

We have invested in glazing equipment and all our spectacles are manufactured in our own labs. 











All of our spectacles are produced using the very best quality lenses including Zeiss, Kodak and Essilor. We know that the best lens designs and coatings optimise your eyesight which means you benefit from noticeably improved vision and reduced eye strain.

At Spectacles Direct, Edinburgh, we have invested in state of the art sight testing equipment & now provide RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY, DIABETES CHECK, GLAUCOMA CHECK and DVLA SCREENING. Don’t worry if you still want to provide us with your prescription from your preferred optician, you still can.

5 Stars! Customers Love Our Service  - Trust Pilot 1st Class Service

Spectacles Direct have built an excellent reputation for first class customer care and service. We appreciate how important it is to you to feel confident wearing your glasses everyday and we want to make sure you choose the best spectacles for you.

Our showroom has over 3000 unique spectacles and sunglasses on display featuring an outstanding range of all the leading brands. Our buyers travel to Milan every year to ensure our collection has all the latest fashionable styles direct from Italy including designers such as Ray-Ban, Police, Oakley, Prada, D&G, Givenchy and Fila.

We probably stock the largest collection of Ray-Ban frames available to view in-store.

As the world gravitates towards internet shopping, we have decided to expand our web store to offer the same collection of spectacles and sunglasses so everyone, no matter where you are in the world, can benefit from our fantastic service and an ever-changing collection of the most current stylish frames direct from Italy. We all have such busy lives which means ordering your spectacles online allows you the time to go out and see the things you really want to see in your free time.

Spectacles Direct are dedicated to offering you the very best service for your unique spectacles.


We specialise in rimless eyewear and have over 200 different styles to choose from. We stock Ray-Ban, Oakley, Silhouette and Prada to name but a few....probably the largest 
collection of rimless frames. You can view some of our collection available in-store only at


• Free Upgrade to Thinner Lenses
• Wider Corridor Varifocal
• No Hidden Extras. Why Pay More?

Spectacles Direct and affiliates are part of Eyesupplies Ltd. Company Registration Number: SC307288