209-211 Whitley Road

Whitley Bay

NE26 2SY

0191 252 3549

[email protected]


Covid-19 Coronavirus Update


Following the announcement of the latest lockdown on the 4/1/20 the Government has confirmed to us, as an essential service, they require us to stay open during this latest lockdown to continue to offer eyecare.

In view of this, we are very happy to see anyone, especially if you feel as though you have noticed a change in your vision, your glasses need replacing or you have any other concern with your eyes or ocular health. You may feel, however, as though you are not having any problems with your eyes or glasses and would be happy to leave your next routine appointment, and check on your ocular health, until after the end of the current lockdown which we would fully understand.

Whatever happens, the practice will remain staffed every day and we are available by phone (0191 252 3549) or email ([email protected]) if you’d like products posted to you in order to avoid an unnecessary visit to see us. If you do wish to cancel or reschedule any existing appointment then we fully understand and will be happy to arrange this.

These are worrying times for us all, but I speak for the whole team when I say that we will be working hard through this period to ensure we provide the best care and service that’s possible within the rules that we must follow. Please take care and stay safe.

If you would like to book in for a test then call us on 0191 252 3549 or book online through the link at the top of this website.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Steel and Varley Opticians

Steel & Varley is an independent optician based in the heart of Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

Established in Whitley Bay in 1926, we have been providing exceptional eyecare to patients in the town for over 90 years. We use the latest in eyecare technology and products to provide advanced eyecare to all our patients. We offer great value and quality without losing sight of the fact that you have trusted us to look after your eyes. We will not compromise on the health of your eyes.

Our eye examinations are thorough and carried out by qualified professionals and our dispensing opticians will ensure you get the right eyewear for your visual, lifestyle and personal requirements. Browse our fantastic range of glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses and special offers here on our website. Being independent means we offer the best lenses, frames and contact lenses from ANY supplier, we have no ties. We can recommend with complete confidence what is best for you.

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