15th April 2021 - Update

We are OPEN normal office hours 9-5 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday.

At last… easier parking for your visit! The car park just to the South of the practice has been made 2 hour instead of all day. It is usually empty as it is difficult to access. Please see the Directions section!

We will prioritise “ essential, urgent and emergency” eye care and can do “routine” eye examinations if there are enough appointments available.

If you have any problem with your vision, eyes, glasses or contact lenses, then please ring the practice on 01670 813033 for advice. We will then help you in the most appropriate way! This may or may not involve a face to face eye examination.

We will still be sending out recall letters and texts to remind you when your eye test is due. If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been previously told that your eye pressures are ‘borderline’ then it is important that you get tested at approximately your normal checkup interval, as glaucoma does not usually give any symptoms.

Please do not attend the practice if you are experiencing any of the many Covid symptoms or have been asked to isolate, or you live with someone who has been asked to isolate. We take your safety seriously, please do the same for us.

Keep well
Lucy and Andy McGregor

Please wear a well-fitting face mask or face covering when entering the practice.

Please call 01670 813033 for appointments, or email us at

McGregor Opticians in Ashington are Lucy and Andy McGregor.

We are independent optometrists using the latest technology, equipment, and a wide variety of respected suppliers. We provide caring, thorough eye examinations for all ages, and the best advice on frames, lenses and contact lenses… a customised approach.

Why choose McGregor Opticians?

  • Friendly experienced staff
  • Unrushed appointment times
  • State of the art equipment
  • Eye tests for infants, children and adults
  • Home visits available

Trusted by clients from Ashington, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Bedlington, and wider Northumberland. We have many clients who visit us from Newcastle and beyond. The current record holder for distance lives in Japan!

Book an appointment now on 01670 813033