What our lab offers
Specialist in Custom Fitted Glasses for Under 16 and High Power and Complex Prescription Lenses
Chris McGregor, father in the family run business, was an expert glazing technician for many multiple opticians. He started his career in Alan M Todd in Rutherglen before moving to Norvilles Optical and subsequently head technician in 2020 and Optical Express.
He was head hunted and ran the largest laboratory in Scotland at Optical Express head office in Cumbernauld.
Chris McGregor is regarded as one of the best technicians in Scotland and he decided he wanted to try and run his own lab for himself. So, he did and he setup the first CM Optical lab in a shed in the back garden of our home.
From there he serviced many of the West Lothian public and subsequently achieved full time glazing accounts with several opticians in Glasgow.
Since the shed was too small he moved to North Bridge Street in Bathgate and hired his first member of staff Brian. Brian after nearly 17 years is still enjoying working with CM Optical and our valued lab technician.
With our reliable delivery driver, Catherine our aunty, together they run behind the scenes the sleek collection process, ordering lenses and completion and delivery to the practice doors.