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Cooper & Leatherbarrow Opticians opened their 3rd branch in Horden in 1982 and are trading as Gibson Opticians. The practice has undergone a full refit and redesign in 2014.

We take great pride in training and personal development, to ensure we provide our customers with only the best possible service. This is exactly why we are looking for like-minded and motivated individuals to join our Optical practice and become part of a bigger family, by working with one of the most established independent opticians in Horden and take your Optical career to the next level.

Dene St, Horden, Peterlee SR8 4JF, UK

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Join us in improving the quality of live of our community by improving vision

Join us in providing our local community with quality eyecare & eyewear

Join us in improving the vision of others, while also developing your own skillset

Join us in improving our customer service and tend to visual needs of our local community

Join us in revolutionizing the future of the optical industry and bring quality eyecare to the wider community

Our philosophy

We are a family business in all respects, our patient base encompasses toddlers to great-grandparents, with a number of people having been clients for over 50 years.


Our company is based on the belief that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

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