Important Practice Update

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to change our practice operation, to protect both our staff and the public.

As of Wednesday 25th March, the premises will be closed.  We will open only for essential or emergency appointments and not routine eye examinations.  If you have an urgent problem, please ring 0191 5842226 for an initial telephone consultation and then, if necessary, a practice visit. The phone will be monitored during our usual opening times: your_visit

Thank you for your understanding.  We will keep you updated as to when normal practice opening will resume.

We trust you will stay safe,

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 recently bought a Topcon Maestro 3D OCT scanner.  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