Eye for an Eye

Concept has a social ethos about community and relationship with our environment.

Reducing our plastic footprint is only part of the story. For over a decade, we’ve worked closely with charities, trusts and care providers to address social health inequalities Why? Because healthy eyes make all the difference to a person’s quality of life and dignity and, we believe that access to quality vision care is a human health right.

With our Advanced Eye Examination at Concept, our patients can benefit from preventative care before a problem emerges. Our optometrists assess disease and pathology, optimise vision and even save lives. Working with local charities such as ‘Changing Lives’ https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/corporate-support/life-changing-healthcare-from-concept-eye-clinic/  we invest in serving those that need us most. Our ‘Eye for an Eye’ campaign invites you to bring in your old spectacles (not cases) and we will make a vision care donation to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society

Did you know?

  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment
  • Africa has 73% more blind and visually impaired people than any other region in the world. Working with local Ministries of Health and Education, Vision Aid Overseas is currently supporting four countries across Africa to establish and deliver their own sustainable eye care services.
  • With an increasing population of older people, more people will be at risk of vision impairment due to chronic eye diseases.
  • Over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured.

How can you help?

All you need to do is bring in a pair of your old glasses and we will donate to charity by offering an Eye Examination and prescription glasses (if needed) to a service user from ‘Changing Lives’

Reward yourself

In return, when you bring in your old spectacles, you will receive a Concept gift voucher of £50!



Temporary Closure: COVID-19

Operating Emergency and Essential Eyecare only.

This includes replacement glasses, deliveries and contact lens replenishment.
Email: info@concepteyeclinic.com       
Gosforth: 0191 2851603         
Tynemouth: 0191 2966124

We will reply to your queries within 4 working hours.

Covid -19 FAQ's

Whilst transmission is via viral respiratory particles we know that viral particles can be found in the tears and this can cause viral conjunctivitis. It is probable that the affected individual will experience primary symptoms such as fever and cough.

The latest advice for contact lens wearers is that there is no evidence to date that contact lens wear should be avoided by healthy individuals, or that contact lens wearers are more at risk of contracting coronavirus then those wearing spectacles.
To help maintain healthy contact lens wear, all contact lenses wearers should follow correct lens wear and care instructions, including thoroughly washing and drying your hands before handling, applying and removing your contact lenses. Spectacles should be washed regularly using warm soapy water. In the absence of the diagnosis of COVID-2 and in the absence of symptoms of fever, cough, red eye or discharge and provided that scrupulous hygiene is practised then contact lens wear is permissible. Social distancing ( minimum of 2m) should be exercised. Spectacle wear would be the preferred mode of sight correction or daily wear contact lens wear.

We offer an emergency replenishment service to our own patients . Simply email. We will ask some clinical questions in the absence of conducting a review and accordingly will arrange a delivery.

If you experience any sudden change / loss in your vision, pain, redness, flashes and floaters (black spots) in your vision or any other concerns related to your eyes, Please send us an email to info@concepteyeclinic.com. If you do not have access to email, please telephone 0191 2851603. We will respond within 4 working hours with the most appropriate advice.

We offer an emergency reglazing service to our own patients’ frames. Simply email and we will arrange a delivery and reglazing service.

Please visit NHS 111 online (https://111.nhs.uk/)

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