If you need an appointment today - please phone the store as we may be able to help with any urgent sight or eye health needs. (Updated: Thurs 7th Oct 2021)

Once you’ve booked, we'll contact you for more information so that we can minimise the time you need to spend in store. Face coverings need to be worn when attending, unless you’re in an exempt category or location. Please be mindful of local coronavirus restrictions when you visit.

IMPORTANT: If you/any of your household have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating, please wait 10 days before booking and tell the store. Additionally, if awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test or asked to self-isolate, you should not attend until advised to do so. FIND OUT MORE

South Shields

Average customer rating out of 5 for this store is

17-19 King Street, South Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, NE33 1DA

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0191 427 7272

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£10 OCT scan

Boost your eye test with our 3D eye scanning technology - available for just £10.  An optical coherence tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) helps us to view the health of your eyes in greater detail, by allowing us to see what’s going on beneath the surface. The £10 charge for an OCT scan is additional to our standard eye test fee.*

* For customers entitled to a free NHS-funded eye test or those using a valid eye test voucher, an additional £10 OCT scan charge still applies.



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Additional info

  • Platinum Employer accredited
  • Additional glaucoma training in association with the International Glaucoma Association
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Customer reviews

Friendly staff that put me at ease..

Suzanne, South Shields

Speed of appointment

Kelly, South Shields

Staff took their time with me not hurrying me into getting in and out realy exellent service from start to end

Karen, South Shields

Meet the team
Caroline Angell
Caroline Angell

Optician Director

Mel Moore
Mel Moore

Retail Director

Emma Nicol
Emma Nicol

Optometrist Director

Marc Nicol
Marc Nicol

Dispensing Optician

Simon White
Simon White

Principal Optometrist

Aibhinn Doherty
Aibhinn Doherty



Andrew Gillies
Andrew Gillies


Bsc(Hons) MCOptom