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Welcome to Vision Express Opticians Gateshead (Metro Centre)

Gateshead (Metro Centre)

Address:

  • 81/83 Russell Way
  • Metro Centre
  • Gateshead
  • Tyne and Wear
  • NE11 9XX
  • Tel.: 0191 460 0644

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Opening Times:

This week Opening Closing
Monday 10:00 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 21:00
Thursday 10:00 21:00
Friday 10:00 21:00
Saturday 09:00 19:00
Sunday 11:00 17:00

Holiday & Special Opening Hours

    Open bank holidays 10:00am - 6:00pm. Excluding Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.

Store team:

Michelle Pringle - Store Manager - Over 20 years optical experience

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Current Store Offers:

Oakley Ray-Ban Sun Sale 2014

Featured designer eyewear available:

  • Oakley
  • Ray-Ban
  • Tom Ford
  • Kate Spade
  • Heston
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Barbour
  • Ralph
  • Joules

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:

"I have been getting my glasses from this store since it first opened and would not go any where else. The staff are very professional and make sure you make the right decisions when it comes to eye" ... read more

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Store Manager Recommends:

store manager recommends

Do you wear multifocals and think you can't wear contacts? Well think again. It's amazing how many people rule themselves out of wearing contact lenses because they don't think they have a suitable prescription.

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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

New and Exclusive to Vision Express, we have a new range of glasses & prescription sunglasses from one of our favourite handbag brands Radley.

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Location & Facilities

Gateshead (Metro Centre) map

Directions to your store:

The store is within the Metro Centre next to the Blue car park.

By Car:

Metrocentre is on the A1, 3 miles south west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, west of Gateshead.

From the south - Travel along the A1(M) northbound.  From the A1 Washington Services keep in left hand lanes at junction 65 then continue onto the A1 (signposted A1 Gateshead, Newcastle). Continue along the Gateshead Western Bypass. Branch left (signposted Metro Centre), then turn right onto Hollinside Road and cross the road bridge.

From the north  - Join the A1 southbound heading towards Newcastle and Gateshead and follow signs for Metro Centre.
 
Sat Nav users should type in the post code NE11 9YG.

By Train:

The Metro Centre is on the National Rail network and has its own train station.
It is a 7 minute journey from Newcastle Central Station with trains during the day around every 15 minutes, less frequently during evenings and on Sundays.

By Bus:

The Metro Centre has it’s own transport interchange, where the main services include the X66 from Gateshead Metro Interchange and the Metro Centre Shuttle 100 from Newcastle City Centre

Directions to your store:

The store is within the Metro Centre next to the Blue car park.

By Car:

Metrocentre is on the A1, 3 miles south west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, west of Gateshead.

From the south - Travel along the A1(M) northbound.  From the A1 Washington Services keep in left hand lanes at junction 65 then continue onto the A1 (signposted A1 Gateshead, Newcastle). Continue along the Gateshead Western Bypass. Branch left (signposted Metro Centre), then turn right onto Hollinside Road and cross the road bridge.

From the north  - Join the A1 southbound heading towards Newcastle and Gateshead and follow signs for Metro Centre.
 
Sat Nav users should type in the post code NE11 9YG.

By Train:

The Metro Centre is on the National Rail network and has its own train station.
It is a 7 minute journey from Newcastle Central Station with trains during the day around every 15 minutes, less frequently during evenings and on Sundays.

By Bus:

The Metro Centre has it’s own transport interchange, where the main services include the X66 from Gateshead Metro Interchange and the Metro Centre Shuttle 100 from Newcastle City Centre

Address:

  • 81/83 Russell Way
  • Metro Centre
  • Gateshead
  • Tyne and Wear
  • NE11 9XX
  • Tel.: 0191 460 0644

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
  • Glasses repairs Glasses repairs

Facilities in store:

  • Coffee facilities Coffee facilities
  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store

Amenities nearby:

  • Baby changing facilities nearby Baby changing facilities nearby
  • Parking nearby Parking nearby
  • Public toilets nearby Public toilets nearby

Current store promotions:

Latest store news:

The New Radley Glasses and Sunglasses Collection

New and Exclusive to Vision Express, we have a new range of glasses & prescription sunglasses from one of our favourite handbag brands Radley.

read more »
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 »
Has your Optician closed?

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.

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Multifocal Contact Lenses

Do you wear multifocals and think you can't wear contacts? Well think again. It's amazing how many people rule themselves out of wearing contact lenses because they don't think they have a suitable prescription. Technological advances in contact lenses are amongst the fastest moving in optics so it's a rare occurrence when we can't find the perfect lens to suit any eye - even those that require varifocals!

 

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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!

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Transitions® adaptive lenses

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

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Polarised Lenses

See without being dazzled with polarised lenses

All sunglasses are designed to reduce brightness, but glare from the sun can still cause eye strain, squinting or even temporary blindness - which can be particularly hazardous whilst driving.

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Customer Reviews:

I have been getting my glasses from this store since it first opened and would not go any where else. The staff are very professional and make sure you make the right decisions when it comes to eye wear.Eye tests are also carried out to a very high standard. The manager Mitch. is the best store manager I have come across in a long time and she has a fabulous rapport with all her customers and is a great asset to Vision Express.

Barry Stock

My wife and I have been customers at this store for many years and the service has been absolutely first class no matter how big or small our requirements have been but recently there was a problem with my new lenses when I went to have them fitted to my frames which meant that they had to be re made. I was rather upset at the prospect of waiting almost 2 weeks again and complained about it by email. It turned out that the problem with the lenses was completely out of the control of the store and Michelle the store manager who was horrified that I had felt so let down got in touch with me immediately to explain the situation and kept me fully informed of each stage in the manufacture of replacements. Thanks to Michelle and Rod Wood the lab manager and the rest of her team the replacement lenses were given an express route through manufacture and were fitted to my frames in half the time it normally takes. MY CONFIDENCE IS RESTORED and will still recommend this store. Thanks again for fantastic "personal" service.

Brian Scott

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Store manager:

Store Manager

Michelle Pringle

Store Manager - Over 20 years optical experience

As the store manager, it is my responsibility is to ensure you get the best possible service by making sure your individual needs are met.

Meet the team:

Optical Assistant

Ben

Optical Assistant

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Sarah

Trainee Dispensing Optician

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