Friendly and helpful - My optician and their team are dedicated, knowledgeable and dead helpful. They are really good at explaining what is going on during eye examinations and brilliant at helping pick out frames. Incredibly friendly throughout. Highly recommendedJ Milne - NHS Choices
We provide dedicated care by professionally qualified experts
Keyes Eyecare is focussed on building relationships with patients. We are a family run and family orientated Gosforth opticians. We give unrushed expert advice and passionately believe in bettering and caring for eye health within the local community.
If there's anything you would like to talk to us about regarding your eye health, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Andrew Keyes, Optometrist & Practice Owner
"Its been so fantastic seeing the practice grow over the last 15 years. I remember in the early days having the mantra "treat every patient as though they were your only patient". It's wonderful to see the whole practice team now living by the same philosophy.
I really love spending time at the practice, because of our wonderful patients and fantastic staff team."
Caroline Dodds, Practice Co-ordinator
"I have always enjoyed helping people and I feel that at Keyes we can really make a difference. Our patients really appreciate the personal service we provide and I love it that patients just call in as they are passing to say hello or bring treats in for us!
For me it is definitely not a chore coming to work! I thoroughly enjoy meeting patients and their families and its very pleasing to hear their kind comments. The whole team are involved in the practice and it feels as though we are all a family working together."
Katherine Batey, Creative Director and Optical Style Consultant
"I relish helping patients find a new pair of glasses that they love and is as unique as they are. I really enjoy the moment patients come to have their new glasses fitted and walk out of our practice with a big smile on their face knowing they have found the perfect pair for them.
I enjoy talking to patients and as a devoted animal lover it makes my day when our lovely patients come in with tales and photos of their furry friends."
Olivia McClellan, Pre-reg Dispensing Optician
"I love the ethos of Keyes Eyecare - the passion for customer welfare and dedication to continuous development. As the newest member of the team, I am loving the change, having worked in a large national optical practice during my time at university. I am looking forward to settling in at Keyes Eyecare where I will have more time to dispense, and spend time with each patient whilst furthering my professional knowledge under the tutelage of Andrew and the team."
Louise Keyes, Practice Owner
"When Andrew and I started the practice in 2002, with 6 month old baby sleeping under the reception desk, we had a vision of creating a place where the whole staff team would thrive and all the staff would love coming to work. Having a happy workplace was nearly as important to us as having a practice where we could make a real difference in our patients' lives!
It has been wonderful to see the practice growing and the team maturing"
Louise is also a counsellor, running www.newcastlecounselling.co.uk where she specialises in helping people with anxiety and stress. As an ex-dentist, she has a particular interest in helping those who are anxious about dental treatment.