We are closed for staff holidays Saturday 23 October  open again as usual Monday 25 th  

Although Covid-19 restrictions are lifted from 19 th July, we are a healthcare setting and will still require you to wear a face covering when attending the practice, unless you are medically exempt.

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.
Continuing to follow these measures helps us to keep both you and our staff safe.

Please ring for an appointment or for advice. 0191- 2571093.

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