Jennifer McArthur joins our expert team

As our practice continues to grow we have added another highly qualified and vastly experienced dispensing optician to our expert team.  We now have 3 qualified dispensing opticians to ensure your frame choice and fit and lens measurements and design are perfect.

Jennifer started working in optics in 2001 working as an optical assistant whilst studying towards her undergraduate degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Jennifer graduated from university in 2005, embarked upon her graduate year in 2006 and completed her post-graduate diploma becoming a Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians in 2007. After fully qualifying as a dispensing optician she then worked as a dispensing optician and specialist laser councillor for Optical Express before moving to Black and Lizars in late 2007.

After 2 years with Black and Lizars in Giffnock she was promoted to Assistant Manager of the Milngavie practice.  In 2010 Jennifer moved back to Optical Express as store manager of the Bearsden and Milngavie branches where she worked until this year.

Jennifer has a special interest in bespoke custom-made frame fitting (Tom Davies, Silhouette, and Lindberg), specialist paediatric and modified children’s frame fitting and customised varifocal lens design.

Jennifer was married to our optometrist Craig McArthur in 2012 in a wedding ceremony in Rome, Italy.


2003 – 2006 Completed Undergraduate Degree, BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing, Glasgow Caledonian University
2007 – present Completed Postgraduate Diploma –  FBDO
2007 – present Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians
2007 – present


Member of General Optical Council

Previous Roles

2010 – 2015 Store Manager / Dispensing Optician – Optical Express, Milngavie & Bearsden
2009 – 2010 Assistant Manager/Dispensing Optician – Black and Lizars, Milngavie
2007 – 2009 Dispensing Optician – Black and Lizars, Giffnock
2006 – 2007 Specialist Laser Councillor – Optical Express
2005 – 2006 Graduate Dispensing Optician – Optical Express
2001 – 2004 Optical Assistant – Optical Express

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