Christmas Hours 2015

The practice will be closed from 12noon on 24th December 2015 and will reopen at 9am on Saturday 2nd January 2016.

If you wish to contact us please email: or leave a message on 0191 5208059.

If you have an urgent eye problem please leave a message on 07587368949 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Do you have a recent onset eye problem?

RJ Naisbitt Optometry now offers a Minor Eye Conditions Assessment and Treatment Service at our practice in South Hetton, Durham.

If you are registered with a GP (doctor) in South Hetton, Easington area (inc Peterlee, Seaham, Murton and Blackhall), Sedgefield area  and Durham Dales, this service is funded by the NHS Рthere is no charge for you to have an appointment.

If you have any of the following eye problems, please telephone 0191 5208059 to make an appointment.

– Red eye or eyelids
– Dry eyes, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
– Irritation and inflammation of the eye
– Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
– Recently occurring flashes and floaters
– Painful eye
– Ingrowing eyelashes
– Recent reduction in vision
– Foreign body in the eye

If you are not registered with a GP in one of the areas above, you can still access the service but there may be an charge for appointment time.

Home visit eye examinations

We now offer a home visit service for the housebound. We have an extensive range of portable equipment, ensuring a thorough examination in your own home.

We currently provide home visits eye tests throughout County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle.

Polarising lenses

Are you bothered by glare from the low winter sun?

Normal prescription sunspecs may not be the answer.

Our UV sun lenses from Kodak feature polarising technology. These lenses reduce brightness like ordinary tinted lenses, but also reduce glare and reflections from vehicles and wet roads. Once patients try a polarising lens they rarely go back to ordinary prescription sunspecs.