Gateshead- intu Gateshead branch of Optical Express offers everything from glasses and contact lenses to laser eye surgery consultations. From the south travel along the A1(M) northbound. From the A1 Washington Services (Birtley) keep to left at junction 65 and continue on A1 (signs for A1 Gateshead, Newcastle) for approx 6 miles. Exit left (signs for intu Metrocentre) and turn right onto Hollinside Road and continue through traffic lights towards intu Metrocentre. From the north join the A1 southbound towards Newcastle and Gateshead (signs for the south A1M, Gateshead) and continue on A1 until you see exit sign for intu Metrocentre. The clinic is located in the Upper Red Mall, across from Next and HMV.
Intu Metrocentre has almost 10,000 free car parking spaces. Park in the green car park.
Train:Intu Metrocentre is on the National Rail network and has its own train station. It takes just 7 minutes by train from Newcastle Central Station with trains during the day around every 15 minutes, less frequently during evenings and on Sundays.
Bus: Over 100 buses an hour arrive at intu Metrocentre's Transport Interchange from throughout the north east. The CentreLink Service X66 operates from Gateshead Metro Interchange every 7-8 minutes during the day, every 10 minutes during weekday evenings and every 15 minutes during weekend evenings. The buses will take you to the Blue Mall.