The Finished Article!


This time last year we had just finished our store make-over. We absolutely love our new space and we hope you do too!

The Central Arcade

Our huge side windows offer a great view down the historic Central Arcade.

Frames galore!

Our reclaimed bureau and dentists drawers provide room for hundred’s of amazing frames and sunglasses!

Hanging out!

The new store has a Manhattan feel and we love hanging out here!

Finished View from Grey Street:

So here we are! Come and pay us a visit sometime! We are right at the top of Grey Street, near Grey’s monument.

Our store

World Class Eyewear

We are proud stockists of the leading independent eyewear brands from Europe and across the world. For a really special pair of glasses that you cannot wait to put on your face, look no further!

We like to do things a little differently from most opticians. We have so much stock that we cannot keep it all on display! While you scour the shelves to see what catches your eye, one of our frame specialists will make suggestions from our huge array of frames. We like to have fun helping you try on frames and you will end up spoilt for choice!

You can book your no obligation frame consulation here:



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!

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:

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!

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.

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

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!

Central Arcade

At Grey St. Optician we are very proud of our location in the historic Central Arcade in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are pleased to welcome our new neighbours bcharmd to the Arcade which has surely never looked better!

When strolling through the Arcade, have a glance in our side window where you will see our new Reiz display. Reiz are a high quality eyewear manufacturer from Germany. We are very proud to be the one and only Reiz stockist in the north east of England. Not only do they design great posters, they make even better glasses!