About Us

Our founder Nick Croft established the practice in 2009 with a vision for delivering world-class clinical eye care to the local Tynedale community. Having previously qualified at the Hospital Eye Service in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nick’s early years in optometry saw him working in the Caribbean where he met his wife and business partner, Nicolle. On returning to the UK, he worked with a number of practices in the North East before founding Croft and Graves Optometrists

From these entrepreneurial roots the practice has gone from strength to strength. We were the first optical practice in Tynedale to invest in an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner, and Nick was the first optometrist in the area to qualify in independent prescribing. This allows Nick to write private prescriptions for specific eye conditions saving you a trip to the doctor.

Passionate about innovation, we tailor all our services around your unique requirements. Our optometrists are highly qualified to monitor your eyes and advise on your concerns, whilst our expert dispensing team have years of experience matching clients with eyewear perfectly suited to their style preferences and lifestyle.

So if you’re due an eye test or in the market for a new look, you can request an appointment online, give us a call or pop into the practice to chat to a member of the team.

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