About us

A personal service unlike no other


Keith Walker Optical Boutique is an independent Optical Practice owned and operated by three Walker family members who are all passionate about great eyecare.

We feel privileged to have built up a team of exeptional people all wanting to make your trip to the opticians a truly pleasurable experience.

“We’ve been caring for your most precious sense in Hartlepool and Durham for more than 50 years – combining essential eye care with unrivalled style”

Our 3 family owners

Phil Walker

Phil has worked at the practice since 1997 having studied at Aston University in Birmingham. He has a keen interest in technology and ensuring that the practice is up to date with the latest equipment. Phil runs a low vision clinic and our domicilliary service. Outside work Phil likes to cycle, walk, play drums and is a keen reader.

Ben Weighil

Ben is our 3rd generation of Optician in the family, and particularly enjoys getting the younger ones interested in their sight, eye health and, if needed, glasses! The 1st sight test can be a very daunting experience for those little ones, so starting with a positive experience makes the whole process easier for everyone (including the Optician), that’s why building a good rapport early on is very important to us.

Snowboarding is Ben’s passion outside of the world of eyes and he is regularly trying new sports outside of the winter season, so has a keen interest in sports vision. From snow Goggles, to improve visibility in low light, to cycling and shooting specific specs, if he doesn’t know what the best solution is, he’ll find out for you.

Marion Weighill

Marion is a dispensing optician and lens specialist. She recently became a consultant for Colour Me Beautiful. So as well as looking at face shape and personality she can give you some expert advice on colour choices to enhance your skin, hair and eye colour.

Out of work she enjoys baking and thinks cake and specs really could be a winning combination!

28 Victoria Road
TS26 8DD

Tel: 01429 275551
Email: info@walkersopticians.co.uk
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Opening times:

Monday to Friday : 9am – 5.30pm*
Saturday: 9am – 12.30pm
Sunday: Closed

*From October 1st we will close at 5pm on Fridays

24 Granville Terrace
Wheatley Hill, Co. Durham

Tel: 01429 820326
Email: info@walkersopticians.co.uk


Opening times:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.30am – 12pm
Thursday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed