J.H Wilson Opticians support Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

As a community opticians in the heart of Melrose in the Scottish Borders, J.H Wilson Optician’s are proud to support a national charity with a local heart spearheaded for many years through the indefatigable spirit of Betty Brown who sadly passed away recently. The baton is taken up and continues with Frances and, J.H Wilson Opticians are delighted to have raised more than any other local business for her this year. ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’ has supported visually impaired people across the country for over 90 years. Thanks to the charity’s dedicated staff, volunteers and donations, Guide Dogs for the Blind has helped over 29,000 people across the country to achieve life changing independence.


“We are a dog friendly practice and happy to continue our support for the Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charity close to our heart. We have raised a large amount this year thanks to the generous contributions of our lovely patients here.” 

Pauline Scott, Practice Manager


The people at J.H Wilson Opticians are passionate about healthy vision and providing the best eye care possible for our patients. As a leading medical practice in the Borders working closely with the hospital, our optometrists work with a range of eye conditions and visual needs. Through the summer and beyond, we recommend Zeiss UV Protect Technology to safeguard your vision against harmful UVA and UVB radiation. We don’t charge for minor repairs or adjustments at the practice, a charitable donation for Guide Dogs is always warmly appreciated.

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/)