About Me

How I Can Help You

I'm offering periods of locum cover of one week or over to the more isolated areas in Scotland. So that practice owners can give themselves or their optometrists time off; while being rest-assured that their business will be kept open and running in experienced, capable hands.

Why Go There

I moved to Aberdeenshire for my pre-reg in 2013, have been living and working in the area ever since, and have been lucky to travel round a bit of Scotland in a non-professional capacity. Having been struck by how in-demand good locum cover is in Grampian, I now see an opportunity to offer longer periods of locum cover to the more isolated areas in Scotland, and see some more of the beautiful country at the same time.

What I Can Offer

Patient-Centred Care

A friendly, outgoing optometrist performing a thorough examination and detailed consultation tailored to your patients individual needs and requirements. I am not simply a refraction machine.

Personal Interest in Your Practice

Before the period of work commences I will visit the practice on my own time, so you can get to know me; and I can get to know you, your practice, your patients and your products.

Enhanced Services

I am IP qualified and have experience managing a large range of acute and chronic eye conditions, including dedicated dry eye clinics. I have a special interest in paediatrics and experience dealing with non-tolerance issues, binocular vision disorders, and patients with additional needs.

What I Can't Offer

A Conversion Rate

While I am well aware of the commercial pressure all optometric practices are under; I cannot, and do not, oversell to patients. I offer an honest, thorough consultation and professional advice.


I aim to offer services to those areas in Scotland that find it hard to attract experienced, reliable locum cover. I cannot promise that I will not, at some stage, offer that to one of your competitors.

Guaranteed Short Notice Cover

I am based and work regularly in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I will try my best but, due to the nature of the areas I am offering services to, it will not always be possible for me to provide sickness cover at the drop of a hat.

Contact Me: Craig McCoy MCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Glau

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Scotoma Optometry

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