Retail World Team Valley welcome Specsavers to site

Retail World Team Valley welcome Specsavers to site

Local opticians opens its doors today in Team Valley to keep up with customer demand

A TRIO of directors have opened a brand-new Specsavers store at Gateshead Team Valley Retail World to keep up with customer demand.

The new Specsavers store will provide expert clinical services to the Gateshead community, while offering an extensive range of glasses and contact lenses, as well as audiology services.

Philip Bird, Martin Dillon, and Naseer Mohammed made the decision to significantly invest in the community and open a new store after experiencing post-covid demand for optical services in the local area.

Also partners of both the Middlesbrough and Blaydon Specsavers stores, all three directors are excited to show off the new state-of-the-art facilities that includes an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan, that produces a 3D image of the eye to help detect sight-threatening eye conditions earlier.

The new store is equipped with five testing rooms, including a sound-proofed audiology room for hearing appointments. To help operate the store the directors have taken on 16 new colleagues, including five opticians, two managers and two dispensing opticians.

The store, which officially opens to the public today (Monday 25 September), is open from 9am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am – 5pm on Sundays.

Philip Bird, Retail Director at the Middlesbrough, Blaydon and Gateshead Team Valley stores, says: ‘It’s fantastic to finally open our doors to customers as we are so excited to show off the new space.

‘We’ve had terrific support since we first announced the opening of the store, often due to our later opening hours and the handy transport links and parking for people that don’t want the hassle of navigating the busy high street.

‘We have seen demand for our services grow in recent years and wanted to increase capacity whilst guaranteeing the same quality of service that we are known for at Specsavers – no matter which store they visit.’

To book an appointment, please visit: or call 0191 406 4398 to speak to a member of the team.