We are an essential service and are open as usual. We can offer appointments to anyone that needs them – including routine check ups.
We have full PPE and extra cleaning measures in place to keep us all safe. All regular staff are fully vaccinated.

Please do not call at the practice without ringing us first.   – 0191 2571093

The door is locked and we are seeing people by appointment only to ensure social distancing. Knock on the door and someone will let you in.
Hand sanitiser is available as you enter the practice and we have Perspex shields in front of the desk. All staff have PPE to wear when required.
Please wear a mask or face covering when attending the practice.

In an emergency , out of hours, ring 07941444725 or e mail sylviabaileyoptom@gmail.com

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Coronavirus – see our Latest news page for details.

Welcome to our independent practice
Come in and discover what this means to you and your family.

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-  9.00-1.00  1.45-5.00

Wednesday and Saturday 9.00-12.30






  • Advice and literature
  • Thorough eye examinations
  • Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff
  • Comprehensive collection of quality frames and lenses
  • Designer names
  • Wide range of contact lens types to suit any lifestyle

Whatever your sightcare needs, come along and speak to one of our expert staff who will be delighted to help.
Our aim is to exceed your expectations…

Customer Testimonials

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The Optician explained things really well. A.B. North Shields

25th February 2016