Welcome to our independent practice


Ring for 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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We no longer require masking when visiting the practice unless you wish to do so. Staff are happy to wear a mask if you prefer.

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

25th February 2016

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

25th February 2016

I always rely on Cath to help me choose my glasses. She is really good at picking out frames that I might not have chosen myself and they always look great. S.S. Wallsend

22nd February 2016

The staff are superb, friendly, polite and good banter. S.G

22nd February 2016

JA Hicks is a friendly family practice. All staff go out of their way to spend as much time with patients as they need, and nothing is too much trouble. My son thinks a lot of the staff and they are good at explaining things .They have helped my family so much over the years we would not consider going anywhere else. C.P

22nd February 2016

I would recommend this Opticians, especially for children. J.C