10 Duke Street, Darlington
Meet your experienced local Darlington team and explore how we can help you.
Cooper & Leatherbarrow was established in 1902 by Ernest Cooper in a former photographer’s business on the corner of Russell Street and Northgate in Darlington (opposite to where Marks & Spencer currently stands).
George Leatherbarrow joined the practice in 1912, and the business became Cooper & Leatherbarrow in the mid-1930s.
The move to our current location in Duke Street came in 1967, from where our family firm has served our clients ever since.
NHS & private eye examinations
Contact lens fitting & aftercare
Specialist contact lenses
NHS minor eye condition service (MECS)
Designer frames & sunglasses
Dry eye clinic
Meet your team at Darlington
Mr Ellis Leatherbarrow (Principal Optometrist/Director)
Mr Howard Bainbridge (Technician/Director)
Dr Tony Gibson (Optometrist/Director)
Mr Geoff Nicholls (Optometrist/Director)
Mr Tim Boyling (Optometrist)
Mrs Gillian Sutton (Optometrist)
Mrs Innes Yeardley (Orthoptist)
Mrs Claire Warrior (Manager/Dispensing Optician)
Mrs Caroline Wade (Optical Assistant)
Mrs Pam Carrick (Optical Assistant)
Mrs Debbie Percival (Optical Assistant)
Mrs Barbara Ekins (Receptionist)