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Big Choice

Wearing glasses or contact lenses is a necessity for many people. Most spectacle wearers understand that wearing the right frame to suit their appearance, image and lifestyle is as important, if not more so, than choosing the right shoes, handbag or accessories. After all, when you see someone who’s wearing specs, it is probably one of the very first things you’ll notice about them.  

The Big Optician ticks all the right boxes for people looking for on-trend designer glasses and sunglasses.  We have an incredible choice with over 1800 frames on display, all at amazing prices.  Our Out-of-Town Superstore, near Ouseburn, is open 7 days a week and with unlimited free parking it’s the height of convenience.

Contact Lenses in Newcastle

As well as a wide selection of spectacle frames and sunglasses to suit all tastes and budgets, The BIG Optician is a vibrant contact lens practice.

Direct Debit Contact Lenses As an independent optical practice, The BIG Optician supplies a vast range of contact lenses from all of the leading contact lens suppliers such as: CIBA, ACUVUE, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, SAUFLON, and COOPERVISION. We can usually supply your contact lenses from stock with no waiting!

We fit and supply Gas Permeable contact lenses as well as contact lenses for daily, fortnightly, monthly and extended wear use.  We supply coloured lenses to enhance or even change your natural eye colour.

We have contact lens Direct Debit schemes which provide hassle-free contact lens wear, delivered direct to your home or business address.  Alternatively we have pay-as-you-go contact lens schemes as well as discounts for bulk purchases of a minimum of 3 months supply.

You can read more information in detail on the contact lenses pages of our website.


Spectacles NewcastleThe Big Optician is an independent opticians, owned and run by local optometrist Keith Little. We have been identified as one of the top 100 Independent Opticians in the UK, giving us ‘Elite Client’ status.  This means that we are licensed to supply luxury brands such as Chanel and Tiffany & Co, on an exclusive basis.  We recognise that not everyone wants or needs designer eyewear so we also have a fantastic range of mid-range spectacle frames in beautiful shapes and colours, as well as a comprehensive selection of budget frames which all provide excellent value for money.

The Big Optician is the only independent optician licensed to sell Tiffany & Co spectacles and sunglasses in Newcastle.  This truly is the place to have an incredible choice of all the current designer frames under one roof: Tom Ford; Tag Heuer; Ray-Ban; Persol; Dior; Gucci; Oakley; Polo Ralph Lauren and Lindberg are only a few of the designer collections stocked.

The Big Optician also has some uber cool, niche designer collections that are exclusive to them in the North East, such as Booth & Bruce; Face a Face; William Morris, and Anglo American, brands which are often chosen by celebrity spec wearers looking for distinctive frames. 

We search the world for unusual and distinctive frames.  We are proud of our eyewear range and have invested heavily to provide one of the largest and best selections of quality eyewear anywhere in the UK.  At anytime we have over 1800 frames on display made from top quality materials. Our frame selection is regularly updated so we can introduce new styles and trends as soon as they are available. 

The Big Optician style advisors are experienced and well trained in the art of eyewear.  They are here to help you to achieve the look you want. They have received product training from fashion houses such as Chanel, Bulgari and Ray-Ban so are experts on choosing the right frame for every look and every face.  If you are happier to browse and make your own selection, that’s fine too.  

Of course spectacles are not just about the frames.  The lenses are, after all, the parts of the spectacles that correct your vision. The Big Optician has one of the widest spectacle lens choices in the city including the latest digital technology lenses. 

All of our frames come with standard single vision lenses and with standard varifocals available from £59 per pair and thin & light lenses from £20 per pair, our spectacle lenses are great value too. 

The Big Optician is a recognised Varilux Specialist practice.  It is not tied to any one spectacle lens manufacturer but has close relationships with all the major quality companies such as Nikon; Essilor; Seiko and Hoya.  This means they can obtain exactly the right spectacle lenses to suit their individual clients’ needs.  

The Big Optician is happy to make spectacles to prescriptions that have been supplied elsewhere and we will give you a comprehensive guarantee with all spectacles that are dispensed here. 


Designer Sunglasses NewcastleThe Big Optician stocks a wide range of sunglasses and these can be supplied with or without prescription lenses.  Choose from a fantastic selection of designer sunglasses from brands such as Tom Ford; Ray-Ban; Persol; Tiffany; Oakley and Maui Jim.  All sunglasses are sold at less than manufacturer recommended retail price plus, we custom fit all sunglasses supplied.  Department stores and sunglass specific stores have neither the skills nor the equipment to custom fit sunglasses. Receive a better service and keener prices.  Why go anywhere else?

Our website shows ranges of our ladies designer sunglasses and mens designer sunglasses. If there is a particular brand of designer sunglasses that you are looking for that is not shown on our website, please get in touch with us and we will help you to get it.

Childrens' glasses and sunglasses

Childrens Glasses NewcastleThe Big Optician has a super range of spectacle frames for kids; metals; plastics in all colours of the rainbow – the range has something for every child.  Children requiring glasses receive a voucher (which we can supply for you).  Many of the glasses we supply to children are free with the NHS voucher.  However for a very reasonable price spectacles can be upgraded to designer frames such as Miu Miu and Ray-Ban; Vogue.

Many parents in the UK seem to forget about the damage causes to the eyes of children by the sun.  No parent these days lets their children in the sun without sunscreen for their skin.  However many do not seem to be aware that the majority of UV damage to a person’s eyes occurs before the age of 9 years old?  Most adults are aware of the discomfort experienced in the eyes caused by glare from the sun therefore they wear sunglasses.  Unfortunately too often parents, particularly in the UK, do not seem to appreciate the need for sunglasses for their kids.

The Big Optician has a wonderful collection of sunglasses for babies and young children from the Italian company Centrostyle, who specialise in children’s sunglasses.  The sunglasses are virtually unbreakable, protect the eyes and are made from a soft-to-the-touch material that even the most fractious of child seems not to mind wearing.