Gillie Opticians
Your local independent opticians in North Shields

Covid-19: New Working Arrangements

Due to the pandemic our practices and routines have changed.

Please do not attend if you are displaying covid symptoms.

For your safety we are using PPE and ask that you wear a face covering when you arrive.

It is no longer safe to perform direct ophthalmoscopy, which was the main technique to view the retina. To check the health of the retina now we must use an OCT scanner and digital photography. If you are entitled to an NHS eye examination there is a charge of £25 , or our private eye examination fee is £49. If you have any questions, please telephone, and our staff are ready to help.