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Welcome to Vision Express Opticians Durham

Durham

Address:

  • Unit 8 High Street
  • Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
  • Durham
  • Durham
  • DH1 3UJ
  • Tel.: 0191 383 2482

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Opening Times:

This week Opening Closing
Monday 09:00 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 17:30
Thursday 09:00 17:30
Friday 09:00 17:30
Saturday 09:00 17:30
Sunday 10:00 16:00

Store team:

Store Team - Passionate about your eye care

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Current Store Offers:

Oakley Ray-Ban Sun Sale 2014

Featured designer eyewear available:

  • Gucci
  • Hugo Boss
  • Oakley
  • Silhouette
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Ray-Ban
  • Superdry
  • Versace
  • Vera Wang

Hundreds of exclusive Vision Express eyewear also available in store

For Lenstore customers
If you're a Lenstore customer, you are entitled to exclusive new offers available at this store. For further information about how to access your exclusive offers, visit our contact lens and eye care services page.

Featured review:

"My 8 year old daughter recently had her very first eye test at your shop in Durham. She was very nervous and scared. I just want to pass on my thanks to all of the excellent staff in Durham who" ... read more

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Store Manager Recommends:

store manager recommends

Our best varifocal design, the Variview Individual, are personalised, unique lenses created to suit your vision needs exclusively.

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store manager recommends

We'll see that you have the ideal contact lenses to suit your everyday needs. Be prepared for a new lease of life with contact lenses ‐ where confidence and freedom come as standard. Whether playing sport or going out for the evening, you'll never have to worry about damaging or losing your glasses again.

more information »
store manager recommends

Glasses breakage protection - For some people being without their glasses can amount to losing their sight, so we appreciate how important it is to get a replacement pair quickly. The Grand Advantage card was created with this in mind, as well as to give you and your family some extra benefits.

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Location & Facilities

Durham map

Directions to your store:

The store is located in Prince Bishop’s Shopping Centre in the heart of Durham.  The centre is a street of shops located just off the Market Place, the entrance is between Next and Boots. It can also be accessed from Saddler Street, between Bramwells and the Co – Operative Bank. Within the centre, you’ll find us near Monsoon.

By Car:

From both North and South approach Durham city centre on the A690, which will bring you to the Leazes Bowl roundabout. Exit into the Prince Bishops car park just off this round about.

The lifts bring you up to street level, beside BHS. Vision Express is located half way down the mall on your right.

By Train:

Durham Railway Station is roughly a 15 minute walk away from the store.  On exit of the station, head along Station Approach and turn left and left again to get onto the main road; Leazes Road.  Head along the road, over the roundabout and across the bridge.  You’ll find the shopping centre and the store on your right hand-side.

By Bus:

There are bus stops outside of the centre on Silver Street, which are serviced by most main routes into Durham.

Directions to your store:

The store is located in Prince Bishop’s Shopping Centre in the heart of Durham.  The centre is a street of shops located just off the Market Place, the entrance is between Next and Boots. It can also be accessed from Saddler Street, between Bramwells and the Co – Operative Bank. Within the centre, you’ll find us near Monsoon.

By Car:

From both North and South approach Durham city centre on the A690, which will bring you to the Leazes Bowl roundabout. Exit into the Prince Bishops car park just off this round about.

The lifts bring you up to street level, beside BHS. Vision Express is located half way down the mall on your right.

By Train:

Durham Railway Station is roughly a 15 minute walk away from the store.  On exit of the station, head along Station Approach and turn left and left again to get onto the main road; Leazes Road.  Head along the road, over the roundabout and across the bridge.  You’ll find the shopping centre and the store on your right hand-side.

By Bus:

There are bus stops outside of the centre on Silver Street, which are serviced by most main routes into Durham.

Address:

  • Unit 8 High Street
  • Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
  • Durham
  • Durham
  • DH1 3UJ
  • Tel.: 0191 383 2482

Professional Services in store:

  • We have over 100 ways to test your eyes We have over 100 ways to test your eyes
  • One hour glasses service One hour glasses service
  • Digital Retinal Photography available Digital Retinal Photography available

Facilities in store:

  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store
  • Hearing aid loop in store Hearing aid loop in store

Amenities nearby:

  • Parking in shopping centre Parking in shopping centre
  • Toilets in shopping centre Toilets in shopping centre

Current store promotions:

Latest store news:

Vision Express Recommends Variview Individual Varifocal Lenses

Our best varifocal design, the Variview Individual, are personalised, unique lenses created to suit your vision needs exclusively.

read more »
Varifocals

Eyes change throughout our lives, gradually losing the ability to focus on close objects. Varifocals are ideal for all distances, as the lens corrects near, distance and in-between vision.

 

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Complete Contact Care

The ideal contact lenses to suit your everyday needs. Be prepared for a new lease of life with contact lenses – where confidence and freedom come as standard. Whether playing sport or going out for the evening, you'll never have to worry about damaging or losing your glasses again. You can also wear the latest fashion in designer sunglasses too!

read more »
Transitions® adaptive lenses

Transitions adaptive lenses protect your eyes; blocking 100% of harmful UV rays, 100% of the time.

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Grand Advantage Card Membership

Glasses breakage protection - For some people being without their glasses can amount to losing their sight, so we appreciate how important it is to get a replacement pair quickly. The Grand Advantage card was created with this in mind, as well as to give you and your family some extra benefits.

read more »
Children at Vision Express

At Vision Express, we know that your child's eyecare is important. We support this by offering free eye tests, a free second pair a choice of especially designed lenses, and a children's satisfaction guarantee.

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Digital Retinal Photography

At Vision Express we can take a picture of inside your eyes. Your eye health is the most important aspect of the care that we can give to you. That's why at Vision Express our eye test is a detailed and methodical process carried out by our expert optometrists, designed to ensure that your eyes are in perfect health.

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Customer Reviews:

My 8 year old daughter recently had her very first eye test at your shop in Durham. She was very nervous and scared.

I just want to pass on my thanks to all of the excellent staff in Durham who looked after her so well during the whole process. They were all so kind, caring and professional and put my daughter at ease straight away. Without exception, they were welcoming and friendly and everyone had genuine smiles on their faces.

They are all a credit to your organisation and I hope that they will be recognised for their kindness. It is rare to find a shop where every person you meet is a true professional, but in Durham they really are and I would recommend them to anyone who is taking their children for eye tests.

Many thanks again and wishing you all the compliments of the season

Linda

Yesterday I had an appointment to have contact lenses and cannot thank Lisa enough for the way she helped me cope with inserting and removing them. I tried last year with no success and really expected it to take at least a couple appointments to get to grips this time but Lisa enabled me to achieve this first time and I cannot thank her enough for her patience and helpful hints.

Gloria Juniper

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Store Manager

Helen Davenport

Store Manager

As Store Manager, I pride myself and my team on our knowledge, experience and customer focus. It is my responsibility to ensure that you get the best possible eye care, by making sure that your individual needs are met by the most suitable member of my team.

Meet the team:

Passionate about your eye care

Store Team

Passionate about your eye care

Welcome to Vision Express Durham. Whether you are looking for a new optician, returning to us for a routine eye-test or simply need a repair for your old frames, it is our responsibility to ensure that you receive the highest quality service. Prescriptions from other opticians and browsers are always welcome. For all your optical needs, we will ensure that you get the very best from our highly trained team members, bringing you the best service at all times. We look forward to seeing you at Vision Express Durham.

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