Following advice from the British College of Optometrists and NHS England regarding the current COVID 19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, we are no longer performing routine eye examinations until official advice changes. We will continue to provide an urgent eyecare service, initially triaging by telephone and subsequently performing eye examinations where appropriate. We will continue to supply emergency spectacle repairs and replacement spectacles and contact lenses. If your eyecare is currently included in one of our contact lens direct debit schemes then we can provide a telephone consultation. Our opening hours will now be restricted to appointments only. Please contact us by 

email at or by calling the practice number 01677424142. We look forward to resuming our usual high standard of service and supply as soon as this health crisis is over and wish you and your loved ones continued good health. 
Thank you for your understanding during these very challenging times and please continue to heed government advice on social distancing and stay safe! 
Paul Rutter 


Welcome to Paul Rutter Opticians

Your Local Independent Optometrist

We are proud to be an Independent Opticians and we aim to provide you with a first class, professional and personalised service using the latest and advanced eye care at competitive prices. Our Practice has been built up on patient recommendation and to this day prides itself on excellent customer care and our patients' satisfaction.


About Me

Paul qualified as an Optometrist in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings including High  Street Practice and Hospital. In those years, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Optometry.


Contact Us

7 South End, Bedale DL8 2BJ, UK

01677 424142

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Opening Hours

Mon     9am - 5pm

Tues     9am - 7pm

Wed     9am - 5pm

Thurs   9am - 5pm

Fri        9am - 5pm


01677 424142

©2019 by Karen Rutter .