Update 17/6/20  Good news! We are now able to offer appointments for eye examinations starting from Monday 22nd June. ‘Routine’ testing is still not allowed, so if you’re simply due a check up , but having no problems, then you are advised to stay away for now.
If you feel your eyes have changed, have broken or lost your glasses, or have concerns about your eyes then we will be able to see you.
We do not have all staff back to work yet, and are working under a whole new set of circumstances so please bear with us as we get started again. If we are unable to answer the phone, leave a message and we will ring you back.

The door of the practice will be locked and we will be seeing people by appointment only to ensure social distancing.
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.

I can be contacted by mobile on 07941444725 or on e mail sylviabaileyoptom@gmail.com for advice.

Contact lens supplies are unaffected and we are arranging home delivery. This can take a little longer than usual. It may be worth contacting us to confirm that your lenses have been ordered- give me a ring or drop me a message when you put in your last pair ( of monthlies) or are down to your last few daily lenses.

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.

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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