Due to staff holidays we are closed on Saturday 18th June – normal hours from Monday 20th

Our door is now no longer locked and we can offer appointments to anyone that needs them. Mask wearing is down to individual choice and is no longer mandatory. Please make an appointment where possible- even if it is just for an adjustment or collection.

Ring us for for an appointment or for advice. 0191- 2571093.

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

RVI eye emergency department can be contacted on 0191- 2825583

Why not like our Facebook page J.A.Hicks Optometrist?  If you click on the facebook icon at the top of our website home page it will connect you. I will post on facebook anything you need to know or you can use Messenger as another way of getting in touch.

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