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More than 35 years of experience and offering our patients exceptional care.
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your local independent optician

We, at Advanced Vision, are committed to providing you, as NHS or private patient or corporate client, with first class eye care, exceptional customer service and value for money at our modern well equipped practices in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.

Alan Dalton


About Advanced Vision

After more than 20 years as an optometrist Alan Dalton decided to set up Advanced Vision in 2003 so he could use his considerable optometric and management experience to provide eye care services close to his home.

Alan’s 35 years’ experience in optics includes 5 years working at the local hospital specialist eye department and 15 years as the clinical director at the Eye Clinic during which time he was responsible for 20 ophthalmic practices and 12 laser eye clinics in the UK. He is a Member of the General Optical Council and the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians [FODO] and continually enhances his knowledge and skills through Continuing Education and Training.

Alan has previously been a national council member of FODO, with a specific interest in optical education and training in addition to being a member of the American Society of Contact Lens Specialists.

Your sight is one of your most important senses. Your eye health is very important to us and we understand the trust you place in us when you allow us to care for your sight. That is why we provide you with comprehensive eye care, performed to the highest possible standards in our fully equipped eye examination facilities.

When you visit Advanced Vision as NHS, private, or corporate patient, we will tailor our advice and specialist eyewear to suit your individual needs. Our optical advisers have many years of optical experience and are waiting to help you with your personal eye care requirements.

Our expert, knowledgeable and friendly team will assist you to choose the right frame for your lifestyle whether that is a stylish frame for yourself, a first frame for a young child, or a specialist solution for your hobby. Yes we really did fit lenses into a Darth Vader mask!

Our helpful team will ensure your experience with us is enjoyable, most importantly we will listen to you, allowing us to build a lasting relationship with you so that we might continue to provide you with great value and exceptional customer service over time.

To arrange your appointment please call Whitley Bay, 0191 252 1442 or Tynemouth, 0191 257 0856