“Yearly visit to Mellis eyecare, cannot fault the service received. Iain had great rapport with both children and answered all their questions, in which my daughter had a few! I would recommend to make an appt, Iain makes you feel confortable and completes a thorough examination. Would not go anywhere else”

Gary Wright

“Very professional service. Would recommend every time”


“Friendly. Professional. Great Manner. Couldn’t ask for better”


“Excellent service as always”

Terri Anne Noble

“Very Very good.”

Lorna Rochford

“Always friendly and professional, the staff at Mellis Eyecare are brilliant! Extremely helpful and reliable, they always provide top class customer service and I would, and have, be happy to recommend them!”

Mrs Danielle Simmonette

“Amazing staff always helpful cater to every need always work around you for appointment”


“Excellent service. Highly recommend childrens eye test at this practice, Mellis Eyecare”


“The service I receive from this Optitions is always fantastic, nothing is any trouble and everything is explained.”


“good all round professional service”

Ame Stewart

“fantastic… great staff, thank you.”


“Exellent service, staff first class, and received my glasses within 3 days and kept me up to date with text messages, definitely recommend to friends and family thankyou.”


“A friendly professional service. You are not rushed or pressured the staff can’t do enough to help. The optometrist went identified diabetes in my daughter. He has also supported me to manage my eyesight and peripheral neuropathy. I feel confident and looked after by Mellis eye care.”


“Great overall experience, all staff polite, patient and helpful . Thank you”

Stephen Bage

“Could not believe how the optician went out of his way to give me his best verdict of my cataract”


“Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Mellis in Thornaby. Friendly, professional service that means myself and my family will be lifetime customers.”


“I feel reassured after the visit that I have been assessed thoroughly and professionally.”

Beverley brunskill

“Always very professional and friendly staff.”


“Mellis eyecare is the only place I would go to for my eyecare amd my children’s. They are very family friendly, professional and a very high standard of care.”


“I was delighted with the standard of care I received & the superb investigative equipment that is available”


“As always seen on time, friendly professional service, very thorough.”


“I’ve been to many opticians over the years and Mellis is the best of all of them. I shall be going back in the future.”

Vanessa Gamble

“A warm and friendly welcome. I would highly recommend visiting mellis eyecare in North Ormesby. A first class service from start to finish.”

A Oakley

“Great opticians, staff are welcoming and friendly and more than happy to help even when previously asked to source my son some glasses they went above and beyond, great choice in frames that cover all budgets and they ensure correct fitting service along with exceptional after care. All eye checks are extremely thorough and any questions that are answered we’re confident and left me feeling reassured and that the information was correct and upto date. Also very quick delivery of frames was quoted ten days to allow the addition of lens treatments and in three days they were back, fitted and wearable.”

Terri-Leigh Stockdale

“When Mellis fist came along under a different name I was a bit spectacle. (Lol) But when I first visited maybe about 5/6 years ago, I thought they were lovely. When they changed ownership I was worried the staff would be different but they managed to keep all of them. The staff are very kind and conversational. It more like you’re catching up with an old friend as opposed to getting your eyes sorted. And they are amazingly thorough too, at one point they had every pair of frames out for me to try. Their aftercare is amazing too. Just pop in, get sorted and be on your way.”


“We are always made to feel welcome. Our children look forward to their visits to see Iain and the team at Thornaby. They are always very thorough, helpful and show complete professionalism and most importantly I always leave with 2 happy children, thank you to the team .”

Angela Harrison

“Very professional, well-run service. Staff are brilliant. Pleasant experience from start to finish – thank you.”


“Professional service. Friendly and welcoming staff. Great spectacles ?”

Katelyn D

“Great! The ladies are always lovely and welcoming! Great service”

Christina Darragh

“Absolutley excellent service every visit and helped me feel confident when trying out contact lenses. Recommend to anyone.”


“Staff are always really friendly and caring. They keep you informed right from the start of what’s going to happen and what to afterwards if glasses are needed. Lovely staff.”


“The care and efficiency are second to none. Grateful for immediate response to eye problem.”


“Welcoming and friendly staff who are happy to help with whatever you may need.”


“Great staff, highly recommended by me and my 3 year old daughter.”

Nov 2013


“Just had a great experience at Mellis Eyecare! Iain was so patient with Mum. Can’t thank them enough for their patience and care. We were in for an hour and a half! Mum was well impressed. He explained everything to Mum………..what service!”

3rd October 2013


“It was very thorough and unhurried, unlike other opticians.”


“Very friendly practice, reception staff recognised the children even though it had been a year since our last visit. Iain was excellent with both children and making the eye tests fun using different technology. I have already recommended to friends and family, who have visited and all agree what a great service Iain and his staff give.”

29th December 2015

Rob Sands

“I got seen within days of poping in and got my new glasses in less than a week great service I’ll defo go there again when I need a new pair or any advice x”

12th February 2016

Terri Anne Noble

They are very welcoming very friendly.


John Mason

“The service continually develops by thoughtful introduction of novel products to meet the specific needs of individual customers.”


Michelle Noble

“Couldn’t praise the service highly enough. Lovely, friendly and knowledgable staff. Will definitely be back.”


Michelle Maroney

“Perfect staff and friendly felt very welcome all my family use Meliss very happy with the service especially Sharon ?”


Jill Keating

“Very friendly and professional service.”



“All the staff are lovely and friendly. Very professional and approachable.”



“Good service,nice people.”


“This was the first time I’ve used you. I found you all very friendly and helpful. I think with this attitude to your clients you should go from strength to strength. Thank you for your care”

3rd October 2013

“Just had my eye test with Iain Mellis . Very friendly . Very professional . Staff are great . Only thing he didn’t check were my shoes !!! Highly recommended . 10/10 from me.

4th June 2014


“I have been attending this Optician surgery since my old Opticians closed. The original staff migrated to the Thornaby branch and every time I visit I find the service personable and dedicated to me only. There is time and care taken with my visit, where I am not rushed and treat as an individual. Choices are always given towards payments and the staff cater to my style, needs and price range when ordering new glasses and/or lenses. This is an excellent Opticians!”

19th February 2016


“Thank you for all your care and attention you have looked after my eyes for a while, then last year I had a problem with a torn retina and the service was second to none. Both the Hospital and my G.P. have commented on how lucky I have been to have you as my optician.”

31th August 2015

S Smith

“Fantastic service from the minute I walked through the door. Very thorough eye assessment, highly professional staff & would recommend mellis eyecare to anyone. First class service.”

28th October 2015


“We have used Mellis opticians for approximately 8 months now with our 4 year old twins. From the first visit the team have always been very friendly and professional throughout. From the Receptionists right through to the opticians the whole team have always been so good with the children , helping them to feel very relaxed each time they visit, which in turn helps us as parents feel very relaxed too. The opticians have been very informative when explaining any issues along the way. Both our children now wear glasses – when choosing glasses for them the staff have been great right from choosing the most suitable ones to the fitting of them. Every time we visit it is always a very relaxed atmosphere and welcoming to us all. The team are always accommodating with any requests we make. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. I feel it is like a real close knit family company- and after having a very poor level of service from a much bigger optician company I would recommend Mellis eye care as a first choice anytime. We have visited both branches and the level of service is the same .Many thanks to your whole team in both branches .”

6th December 2015

Anthony Rice

“I was very happy with the service I received and the staff were very helpful.”

29th December 2015

Michelle Maroney

“Perfect staff and friendly felt very welcome all my family use Meliss very happy with the service especially Sharon ?”


Brenda Mcnaughton

“Everyone was really helpful. Even the shop is pleasant nice and calm. There was no rush rush rush. It was very calm. I would recommend them to all my friends and anyone else that need to go to an opticians.”


Carol Stevenson

“I have always had a good experience when going to the Thornaby office staff are very friendly and the office is always clean and tidy couldn’t fault it.”



“Splendid service and the most thorough eye examination I have had.”


“Very pleasant staff upon first visit. Made me feel comfortable as a “”First-timer”” to an optician. Polite and professional throughout the whole appointment. So impressed, I booked my children in for visits too, which again, went very well. Very satisfying service, highly recommended.”

M.U. 20/6/2016

“Very pleasent staff and a thorough eye test first class”

David casson 16/6/2016