Robson & Co Ophthalmic Opticians Newcastle (est. 1867)

F.Robson & Co. Opticians has sat in the heart of Newcastle city centre since 1867. Over nearly 150 years much has changed, but we still strive to provide the thorough, personalised and professional service that has kept our patients coming back for decades. We can be found opposite the old Odeon cinema on Pilgrim Street.

Our staff have over 100 years experience between them. We currently house three Optometrists, two Dispensing Opticians and a Dispensing Assistant. Visit our Staff Profiles for more information.

We cater for both NHS and private patients with a range of examinations from a basic sight test, to a complete eye examination and a range of contact lens services. More information can be found on our Examinations page.

Comprehensive Spectacle Range

As eye health specialists, we conduct eye examinations where in addition to establishing the very best spectacle prescription for your needs, we can also achieve early detection of a variety of health conditions not directly related to your vision. We also carry out Retinal Examinations, which enable us to take a complete image of the eye and so identify conditions which would otherwise be missed.

Prescription Sunglasses

Let us convert your designer sunglasses to prescription sunglasses! Visit our practice to view the catalogues and the range of prescription sunglasses that we carry in stock.

Advanced Technology Eye Examinations

For details of eye examinations using state of the art equipment, to identify and deal with specific eye and sight conditions please visit Retinal Imaging and i-Scription pages.

Maximise & Maximise–Plus – Maximise Eyecare Scheme

Robsons, Newcastle now operate the Maximise eye care scheme. This gives fantastic discounts on spectacles and contact lenses. For a small monthly payment members get huge savings on spectacles and contact lenses and are entitled to free eye examinations, contact lens checks and retinal imaging. Please see Maximise Eyecare Scheme for details.