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About Querido & Davidson

We're a friendly practice! No matter what your needs, we are fully experienced at examining all age groups, from babies to senior citizens as well as those with communication problems, dementia & physical disabilities.

Your Independent Opticians in Newcastle

We are a National Award winning, independent and family owned Opticians in Newcastle.

We are open 6 days a week, provide late night opening twice per week and we are open on a Saturday to make sure that you can be seen at a time that suits you. Our aim is to provide innovative eyecare and exemplary service to our customers and treat every single new and returning customer with the greatest respect.

Querido & Davidson invest in essential equipment and products to provide personalised eye care and vision correction of the highest possible standard. If we can test you with the very best equipment we know you are getting the very best. Investment in staff welfare and training is essential to us at all levels. This way we can ensure that services and eye care are delivered to a standard exceeding customer expectations. To us that’s job done!

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Our Story

Our practice was established in 1956 by Victor Graham.


John Davidson, our fantastic optician, decided on his career at the age of just 5.

That is when he told his mother, that he would like to become an Optometrist. He had spent so much time at his local Optician's practice, for regular eye tests, spectacle repairs and having an eyepatch applied - to help manage his lazy eye.

It took almost another 20 years to achieve that goal. All of that ambition resulted in him qualifying in September 1994.

In December 2002 John Davidson took over the practice of Querido & Partners, Newcastle optician and completely changed the way that eye care is delivered to its clients.

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Our Practice History

The Optometry practice at 196 Chillingham Rd was established in 1956 by Mr. Victor Graham. Mr Graham took the freehold for the property in 1962. Prior to establishment, the premises were used as a bakery.


Mr. Jan Querido took over the practice from Mr. Victor Graham in 1985. The "new boy" (as he was known to Mr. Graham's previous patients), Mr. Querido, was in the practice for a number of years, having moved from his previous practice in Killingworth which was set up in 1977.


John Davidson took over the practice in December 2002, retaining Mr. Querido as a consultant on a part time basis until his retirement in December 2005


John Davidson and Jan Querido met in 1994. at John's final qualifying examinations in Manchester, where Jan sat as an examiner for John's spectacle dispensing examination. Their instant mutual respect helped them to establish a firm friendship. Jan Querido retired from the practice in December 2005

Why Choose Us?

Price Match Promise Guarantee

30 Day Spectacle Frame Choice Guarantee

90 Day Varifocal Guarantee

12 Month Manufacturers Guarantee

2 Year Anti-Reflection Coating Guarantee

Environmentally Friendly Practice


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