W & ME Stevens was founded by Wilf and Marie Stevens in 1968 when they manufactured Spectacles for local Opticians throughout the North East in the attic of their home in Forest Hall.

In 1982 son David joined the family business after qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in London. Four years later following Wilf’s death, daughter Christine returned from the south of England to also join the business, also a qualified Dispensing Optician.

In 1986 Stevens Opticians began with a first practice in Heaton, then two years later a second in Westerhope and then a third in Killingworth in 1992.

Today Christine and David run two practices in Killingworth and Whitley Bay. Offering the same high standards of personal and professional eyecare that has been at the heart of the business since the beginning.

2020 has been our biggest challenge due to the  Covid-19 Pandemic. We are happy to be open for business once again & look forward to continuing to provide our usual personal service. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Eyecare and patient information

We will check your prescription and the overall health of your eyes. Our new iPad app can help you choose frames with more confidence.

Visit us today, Killingworth or Whitley Bay

Stevens Optical Group has been in Killingworth for 28 years. We added Pickard Opticians in Whitley Bay to our group in 2016.

Professional, personal service

Our expert team of Optometrists are here to offer you a personal & professional eye examination. Our experienced team will help with choosing your frames and lenses.


Eyeplan is a reward scheme designed to provide you with all your Optical needs at an affordable price. When you join Eyeplan you pay a small monthly subscription which entitles you to Free Eye Tests as often as you require.

We are your local, friendly, professional opticians.