We are re-opening on Monday 22nd June!


As the lockdown begins to be lifted, the restrictions on the eyecare we are allowed to provide are being eased too.  From Monday 22nd June, we shall be open again.  It will be good to be able to see you all, although we are going to have to do things a bit differently to before.

There are national "amber phase" Covid-19 guidelines we have to follow.  At first, we will have to prioritise patients with the most urgent problems.  We will all be wearing PPE for your, and our, safety.  We'll be sanitising the practice and equipment between patients so things will take a bit longer than usual.  That means that you will need to ring us for an appointment before calling in to the practice for anything.

Have a look at this poster Keeping our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVYuld2lNRw&feature=youtu.be made by The College of Optometrists, for more information.

We are looking forward to being able to see our patients again. Please ring 0191 5842226 to arrange an appointment.

Best wishes from us all at Andersons Opticians.


Providing Exceptional Eyecare for over 65 years.

Andersons Opticians, in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, is a well-established business with an ethos on the provision of excellent quality and affordable eyecare.  Optometrists Wendy Bradshaw, Simon Birtwisle, and Katie McClure, Dispensing Optician Colin Pattison, together with support staff, Lynda Hodgkiss and Mandy Hodgkiss, will ensure that your vision is in the best possible hands.

*Our OCT scanner*

We have a Topcon Maestro 3D OCT scanner.  It is fabulous!  Having an OCT scan is a good way to safeguard the health of your eyes.  Link to our OCT page to see more: Enhanced sight tests

One of many OCT scans


We have a wide range of designer glasses, to suit all budgets, and contact lenses for those times when you would rather be free from your spectacles.

For all of your optical needs contact I.M. Anderson Optometrists.  We have made your sight our priority for 65 years.


3-5 Mautland St Houghton-le-Spring Tyne and Wear United Kingdom DH4 4BH