Barnard Castle

12 Market Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8ND

Opening Times

Monday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.45am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed

A family-run opticians

Here in the heart of our lovely little market town, our friendly practice takes care of the vision and eye health of Barnard Castle’s adults and children.

We offer particularly thorough eye tests, designer brand frames, market-leading lenses and a commitment to help virtually anyone try out contact lenses.


Key Services:

​Useful Info:

  • Central location
  • Free parking nearby, across from the practice
  • Free refreshments
  • Free wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible

Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Barnard Castle

Our family-led practice has been here since 1982, providing you with the highest standards of professional eye and hearing care.

Our thorough eye tests last around 45 minutes and include retinal photography as standard. Did you know that besides supposedly being ‘a window onto the soul’, the eye can also be an indicator of aspects of your general health? Our eye tests can pick up any problems with your eye but also with your wider health; a burst blood vessel you didn’t know about, for example, could be a sign of high blood pressure. 

Minor eye conditions service
If you develop a minor but irritating problem with your eyes, we’ll be happy to take a look – and this is a free NHS service. So if your eyes suddenly feel sore or sticky, or you see flashing lights or a veil over your vision, you could be assessed and treated by us. If you need to be referred elsewhere, we can advise you. 

What about your hearing? 
Whether you know you have problems with your hearing or were just wanting to get checked, why not ask for an audiology appointment with us? We offer free hearing tests, that usually last around 15 minutes.

How to find us
We’re in Market Place, just a few yards from the Butter Market. There’s free on-street parking directly opposite us; alternatively there are inexpensive car parks on Hole in the Wall and Galgate. 

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Donna Dobson

a month ago

"Visiting Bayfields Opticians was an absolute pleasure from ...start to finish. The moment I stepped through the door, I was greeted warmly by the staff, setting the tone for a positive experience. The level of friendliness and professionalism exhibited by the team truly made me feel valued as a customer. My eye test at Bayfields was incredibly thorough, exceeding my expectations in every way. The optometrist took the time to explain each step of the process, ensuring that I was comfortable and informed throughout. Their attention to detail and commitment to providing comprehensive care left me feeling confident in the results. Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Bayfields Opticians. The combination of friendly staff and top-notch service made for an exceptional visit. I would highly recommend Bayfields to anyone in need of eye care services. They have earned my trust and loyalty as a satisfied customer."

James Coleman

4 months ago

Would thoroughly recommend Bayfields Opticians of Barnard Ca...stle. Having moved into the area 3 years ago I've been delighted with the level of service offered every time. My sight needs are fairly complex, so it is reassuring to know I'm in good hands, whether for actual eye tests or choosing new frames and lenses. I have always found everyone there to be thoroughly professional, as well as courteous and kind in all their dealings with me - and they even manage to make the process of deciding on new glasses fun!

Judith Fanner

a month ago

Excellent service and friendly staff. Natasha was helpful an...d informative when she examined my eyes and asked about general health and fitness. I would certainly recommend Bayfields at Barnard Castle.

Bob Tuck

a week ago

Very nice staff and amazingly thorough optician.

James Coleman

a year ago

Excellent service throughout from very pleasant, courteous a...nd professional staff. My eyesight needs are fairly complex but I have always felt reassured by the care and thoroughness shown by Bayfields of Barnard Castle.

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