Show time!

Laura, Rachel and Hannah arrive in Paris for an international eyewear trade show. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
After an exhausting but exciting few days we have lots of new things we can’t wait to show you. New brands, new models, new colours and new concepts will be winging their way to Grey Street over the coming months.
Make sure you’re first to know when they arrive by following us on:

In case you were wondering:
Laura is wearing an Orgreen aviator with an amazing new colourway, affectionately described as ‘Matt fog grey’!
Rachel’s GLCO aviators have been pimped up with a pink custom tint. We have lots of bespoke tint options and ideas that can transform your eyewear, ask in store for details!
Hannah’s frame is from Grey St. Optician favourite, L.A.Eyeworks. Bold, bright and beautiful but very wearable I’m sure you will agree!
All of these frames are in stock right now!!!


Pilot’s glasses, or aviators, were originally designed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb.
Many of you have, or have had, a pair of aviator sunglasses. Now, with a little refinement in shape and style, it’s aviator optical frames which are causing a stir!
At Grey Street we have aviators large and small! Technical, lightweight frames from Mykita or laid back west coast cool from Garrett Leight California Optical. Among our favourites in Garrett’s collection are the foldable ‘Van Buren’ model and the classic ‘Club House’ which is pictured above. These beauties have just come back in to stock (and do not hang around) so hurry in now to give them a try!

Hula Blues

Hula Blues is a collaboration between two juggernauts of the independent eyewear world!
Maui Jim have teamed up with Vinylize to produce a one-off Sunglass frame that is very special indeed.
The frame is handmade in the Vinylize factory in Budapest using upcycled records. The different grooves on the record making each frame unique.
The lenses have Maui Jim’s all singing, all dancing polarised plus 2 technology. They are amazing to look through!
This Sunglass is hot property! Order a pair exclusively at Grey St. Optician today!

NE1 Newcastle Motor Show

NE1 Newcastle Motor Show hits Grey Street this weekend! Come and try the simulator, ogle at the beautiful cars, and try on some awesome sunglasses at Grey St. Optician!
The sun is shining and the town is buzzing!
Make sure you say hi to our good friend and Grey St. client Kim at Porsche! Thanks for the pic Kim!
The NE1 Newcastle Motor Show is the largest open-air city-centre motor show on some of Britain’s most beautiful streets. There are some real head-turners from Bentley, Aston Martin, Tesla, BMW and many more!
Make sure you have sunglasses to look the part in when viewing (or hopefully driving!) these beautiful cars! We are open until 5.30pm on Saturday 8th and 11.30 to 4.30pm on Sunday 9th!

Great Glasses, Perfectly Fitted!

When you collect your new glasses from Grey St. Optician we take time to fit them perfectly.
World class eyewear deserves world class fitting!
Our team are highly trained and experienced and importantly, they are enthusiastic glasses wearers themselves.
Discover the joy of great glasses, perfectly fitted, at Grey St. Optician.

Sunglass event: Saturday, 3rd June

Don’t miss our sunglass event THIS Saturday, 3rd June. Featuring:

* New collections and previews
* Limited edition models in store for one day only
* Special offers / discounts for orders on the day
* Customisation Station – for bespoke tints and sunclips.
* Complementary pink champagne (or beer!)
* Order on the day for a chance to win a free Seiko watch or festival tickets.

Get in touch for more details or if you would like to join us. The fun will begin at midday!

Learn more about some of the amazing brands that will be on display:

Frame your face with L.A.Eyeworks

“Stop looking and start seeing”
Since 1979 L.A.Eyeworks have been breaking the mould with limited edition frame designs that are fresh, exciting and a little provocative.
A huge hit with celebrities that want to stand out from the crowd, why should we all blend in to the background? The simple answer is, we shouldn’t!
Be an eyewear celebrity, be bold, have fun, wear L.A.Eyeworks… we dare you!

“A face is like a work of art, it deserves a great frame”

Sunglasses 😎

2017 sunglasses are now in stock… and they are amazing!!!
Fresh new styles from Oliver Peoples, GLCO, Rayban, Maui Jim, Vinylize and many more!
At Grey St. Optician your new sunglasses will be perfectly fitted and come with a limited edition Grey St. tote bag.
If you need prescription sunglasses we have lots of new and exciting options; colour changing lenses, coloured anti reflective coatings, new polarised lens colours. You can give your sunglasses the wow factor and make them unique!

Newcastle Opticians

Grey St. Optician is a Newcastle Opticians with a difference.
We are a fun and forward thinking team of optics enthusiasts.
We are located in Newcastle’s finest street at the entrance to the historic Central Arcade.
We are proud to work with amazing independent eyewear designers from all across the planet.
We want you to look and feel amazing in your glasses and sunglasses!

Crazy for Sunglasses Clips!

We are crazy for sunglasses clips here at Grey St. Optician. Definitely the must have accessory for 2017!
We have awesome sunglasses clips from Oliver Peoples, Dita and Garrett Leight California Optical, and a few beauties from Mykita!
If you have your heart set on a frame which doesn’t come with a clip we have that covered too. We can customise clips to any colour or lens shade for any frame.
A customised clip can do amazing things to a pair of glasses! Come and check them out…

Vinylize: RSD 2017 Official Sponsor

April 22nd 2017 is the 10th annual Record Store Day!
What’s this got to do with glasses I hear you cry?
Well, RSD 2017 is sponsored by Vinylize, our hip new frame range made from upcycled records.
Each frame has the groove pattern of the record it was made from so no two frames are alike.
Grab yourself a unique collectors item on Record Store Day 2017 with Vinylize eyewear at Grey St. Optician.

Grey Street Glasses Gurus

We have just returned from a training day at a ‘secret location’, which turned out to be a rather nice hotel in London. It was great to meet up with friends from like-minded practices from around the country.
We learned lots of new skills which ranged from folding T shirts (ask us about this when you are next in store!) to delivering exceptional service.
We are back on Grey Street with a spring in our step, ready to serve like never before!

Choosing glasses should not be a chore! A Grey St. Optician Frame consultation is fun, free and informative. There is no obligation to buy. Contact us today to make an appointment.


There are 80 box sets of NVISIBLE in the whole world. One of them is at 103 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Clear vinyl is vinyl in its purest form, all other colours came later, even black!
The new limited edition NVISIBLE collection from Vinylize is different, it’s elusive, translucent, transient. The antithesis of black.
It is available NOW at Grey St. Optician.

Vinylize Eyewear

Upcycled Vinyl + Glasses = Vinylize.
The clever and creative people at the Tipton factory in Budapest have managed to combine two of the hippest things on the planet right now, vinyl records and cool eyewear!
“Grooves are the soul of a Vinylize frame”
Look closely to appreciate the details as no two frame are ever alike!
If you appreciate good design, unique handcrafted products and originality then come and take a look at Vinylize Eyewear! They are stocked exclusively at Grey St. Optician, 103 Grey Street, Central Exchange Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16EG

Unique Eye-glasses!

We are excited to unveil a truly unique collection of hand made Italian frames from designer Pierro Massaro.
When you look at glasses a lot, which we do, you realise how many people own EXACTLY the same frames!
With Pierro Massaro, only 100 of each frame design is produced and each frame is individually numbered. There is amazing technology in the screw-less hinge which allows you to change the colour of the arms if you so wish. Your Pierro Massaro glasses will be as unique and individual as you are!
The amazing thing about Pierro Massaro frames is that they have bright and interesting colours, yet they are ‘easy’ to wear. The secret is rhodoïd – a plastic material which comes from plant matter, not petrol, and allows amazing colour with a magical transparency.
These glasses need to be tried on… then tried on again in a different light… to be truly appreciated. You can try them on at Grey St. Optician, book a frame consultation with us today!

January Sale

At Grey St. Optician we pride ourselves on introducing the world’s finest eyewear. We were first to bring you Garrett Leight California Optical, Anne et Valentin and Dita… to name just a few. We have some amazing things in store for 2017!
To make way for exciting new frames, we are having a January sale. The quality of the sale frames is better than ever before! Grab a bargain on vintage Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford and other exclusive brands. Early viewing is strongly recommended!


Calling all Vinyl lovers!

Vinylize is here – the ultimate eyewear collector’s item!

Combining love of music and dedication to quality, each frame is hand crafted in the Vinylize workshop in Budapest using high quality acetate and up-cycled records!

The result is a unique and individual piece of eyewear which is sure to be a talking point in the pub.

The full Vinylize collection has just hit the Grey St. Optician shelves in time for Christmas…

To view the collection please arrange a frame consultation with one of our frame specialists. There is no charge for this appointment but you will benefit from our global industry knowledge and expert coffee making ability! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Theo Eyewear Fun

Many thanks to all those who attended our trunk show. Theo eyewear makes us smile and it was great to see so many smiling faces at our event!

Theo eyewear started in 1989. What began as a memo on an order form has developed into the slogan for the most headstrong Belgian brand of spectacles: ‘theo loves you’. To this very day the motto connects everything theo does, every decision, every collection. It was the love for their clients that made Wim Somers and Patrick Hoet, opticians with their own store, decide to design and present a collection under the name of theo. Why? Well, simple: because they wanted to offer their clients something other than the mainstream glasses that were selling at the time.

Theo has a cult following and is now sold in 1,400 stores across 50 countries… including our very own, Grey St. Optician in Newcastle upon Tyne!

THEO Trunk Show: FRIDAY 2nd Dec

Please join us THIS FRIDAY for an in-store event featuring the entire THEO eyewear collection.

You will be treated to Belgian waffles, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate and the finest Belgian eyewear!

Theo are the most strong willed eyewear brand in the world. Every frame is unique, edgy and fun… and there are lots of them! We love viewing the Theo collection on our trade show trips to Paris – we are really excited to give you the same experience on Friday!

Contact us to come in and take a look. If you find one you like, we have a special lens offer on and you will get a £25 voucher to eat, drink, karaoke or bowl in