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Optometrist and owner Jim Purcell MCOptom qualified with a BScHons in Optometry from Caledonian University, Glasgow in 1996. He went on to successfully complete his professional examinations working with Boots Opticians. Jim is fully registered with the General Optical Council and is a member of the College of Optometrists.

Jim and Janice Purcell both hail from Glasgow and moved down to Dumfries and Galloway in 1999, when Jim started working for Conlons in Dumfries. In 2007 Jim and Janice Purcell established Purcell Opticians in the busy market town of Castle Douglas. They decided Castle Douglas was the perfect place to live, work and to bring up their three children.

Meet the Staff

Jim Purcell BScHons, MCOptom
Jim Purcell BScHons, MCOptomOptometrist / Director
Jim, BScHons, MCOptom qualified in 1996 and successfully completed his professional qualifying examinations working with Boots Opticians. He later moved to Dumfries in 1999 and worked for Conlons. He is fully registered with the General Optical Council. In 2007, Jim decided to open his own opticians – Purcell Opticians – where he wanted to offer Independent Family Eyecare in the Stewartry. His goals have always been and continue to be clinical expertise, patient care and excellent customer service. He has always placed a strong emphasis on giving honest, impartial advice to all his patients.

 

Janice Purcell
Janice PurcellOptical Assistant
Janice works to ensure the smooth running of the practice. She greets everyone with a cheery smile and a warm welcome. Janice can also advise you on frame selection and current trends, helping you find the perfect stylish fit you’ll love. Janice holds a Level 5 qualification in Optical Care and is currently studying for her level 7

 

Peter Tait BSc(hons)Mcoptom
Peter Tait BSc(hons)Mcoptom Optometrist
Peter qualified with Jim in 1997, over the years he has worked in various independent practices, with the optical chains and in the domiciliary sector, He brings a huge range of experience to Purcell opticians.

 

Chelsea
ChelseaOptical Assistant
Chelsea started working in our practice in 2015 and has become an invaluable member of the team. Chelsea is very friendly and great at helping to keep Purcells organised, making sure you have all the information you need before, during and after your appointment. Chelsea has a Level 5 qualification in Optical Care and is currently studying towards her Level 7 qualification

 

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