10 Duke Street, Darlington 


Meet your experienced local Darlington team and explore how we can help you.

Our history

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

OCT scans

Contact lens fitting & aftercare

Specialist contact lenses

NHS minor eye condition service (MECS)

Children's eyecare

Designer frames & sunglasses


Dry eye clinic

About Cooper & Leatherbarrow Opticians Darlington

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)

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Whether you need an eye exam or more advanced clinical diagnostic, book your appointment online with us today.


10 Duke Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7AF

Blandford Buildings, Horden, County Durham, SR8 4JF

17-19 Finkle Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QA

Company Name: Cooper & Leatherbarrow Ltd | Company Number: 00476134

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