Newcastle Eye Clinic

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  • Trustpilot review score 4.5 stars
Units 1-3 Maingate
Kingsway North
Team Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead, NE11 0BE
020 7509 4186

Optegra’s Newcastle eye clinic allows local people easy access to ophthalmic assessment and treatment – specifically for NHS cataract surgery. As part of a network of dedicated eye hospitals throughout the UK and Europe, Optegra is helping to increase the number of patients who can access NHS care – and help reduce their waiting times for treatment.

The NHS waiting list for cataract surgery is larger than ever before, with some patients being told they will have to wait over a year. Through NHS partnership with Optegra, however, GPs and opticians can refer patients to Optegra Newcastle for treatment within just weeks.

Optegra Eye Clinic Newcastle is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Optegra eye hospital group is rated five-star by independent review sites Doctify and Trust Pilot.

Eye treatments available at Optegra Newcastle

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00
Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Why choose Optegra Eye Clinic Newcastle?

How to find us

Our Newcastle Consultants

How to get to Optegra Newcastle

The clinic can be found at Units 1-3 Maingate, Kingsway North on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead.

View our Disability Access Statement.

By car

If you are travelling to us by car, please use the postcode NE11 0BE for your SatNav. There is plenty of onsite parking, with disability bays available for blue badge holders.  

By bus

The closest bus stop to our Newcastle clinic is Lobley Hill Road – Kingsway North. This stop is served by the 69, 90, 94, 96, 97, 832, S833, X71 and X72 lines. First Avenue is also nearby, served by the 92, 937 and 939 routes. Both stops are a 2 minute walk from the clinic front door.

By rail

We are located 1 mile from Dunston train station which is a short 5 minute drive away, or a 25 minute walk if you prefer. Newcastle Station is also only a 7 minute drive away, with plenty of local taxi services on hand. 

Free Patient Transport Service:

We are extremely proud to be taking steps to further improve patient care and support the NHS in Newcastle. We now offer free, private transport for patients in Newcastle. We hope you agree that this is fantastic news for patients. Thank you to the many practices and community optometrists continuing to work with us to ensure as many patients as possible can gain rapid access to consultant delivered NHS cataract services at Optegra.

Refer Your Patients Directly To Optegra:

Optegra, in partnership with Primary Eyecare Services on behalf of Northumberland Tyne and Wear LOC, have been working together to streamline the cataract referral process for your patients. Together, a pathway has been developed to introduce a Pre Cataract Assessment service prior to surgery for patients who choose to be seen by Optegra. This will run in parallel to the recently launched service in the area. This will provide an equitable service to all patients who are suitable for Cataract surgery, ensure patients are fully informed and willing to proceed to surgery. The new services allow the same referral process for all Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle Gateshead patients who require Cataract surgery and will be run via the Opera platform using the current Pre Cataract Assessment module.

How to secure referral to Optegra

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract and are keen to have treatment sooner rather than later, Optegra Newcastle will be able to help.

Cataract can develop slowly over time, causing blurred vision, clouding of vision and even double vision for some people. As it happens so gradually, patients often do not realise how badly their eyesight had deteriorated until they have the actual treatment — and then they say they can see in HD!

The procedure is pain-free and the most commonly performed elective surgery in the NHS — it takes only around 20 minutes and is conducted as a day case procedure with no need for any overnight stays.

To secure your own timely NHS treatment at Optegra Newcastle, simply ask your GP or community optician to refer you.

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You have right to choose where you are treated. If you have been waiting a long time for treatment, and you would like to be treated at Optegra, you can ask your Optician or GP to refer you to Optegra.

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