209-211 Whitley Road

Whitley Bay

NE26 2SY

0191 252 3549

[email protected]


Covid-19 Coronavirus Update


We are pleased to announce we are opening full time from Tuesday the 23rd of June. We have never fully closed throughout the pandemic and have been seeing the most urgent cases but from Tuesday the 23rd we will be open full time.


We are trying to prioritise the patients most in need first, such as those who feel their vision has changed or those that need new glasses, but are happy to see anyone. All our optometrists will be wearing PPE for your safety and we have plenty of masks/gloves and hand sanitiser for patients, if required. We have lengthened our appointments slightly for additional sanitising procedures so please allow extra time for this.

If you would like to book in for a test then call us on 0191 252 3549.

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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