Eyecare and Opticians care
29 St Leonard's Rd, Far Cotton, Northampton. NN4 8DL | Tel. 01604 765 855 | Facebook Linked In
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Mark Darling Opticians

Mark Darling has been looking after the eyes of Northampton for 25 years. Having moved to Northampton, after training in London, including time at Moorfields Eye Hospital, I started my first practice on Derngate and then took on the current practice in Far Cotton a few years later, eventually merging the two. All this time we have kept abreast of the latest technology and ideas as well as ensuring the practice has a clean and hygienic look with a good choice of frames, lenses and contact lenses.

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Currently 15467 people in Northampton trust Mark Darling to look after their eyes, shouldn’t you?
  To be fair some of the 15467 come from further afield, a couple have an annual trip down from Wick, Scotland! Probably because our philosophy is to treat everyone like you would your best friend and you always go the extra mile for your best friends.
I tried somewhere else and it made me realise how good you are!’

Our satisfaction survey’s regularly have comments like this. 

20% of our clients wear contact lenses: Contact lenses can be life changing, both cosmetically, give better vision, and improved confidence in the classroom, socially, on the sports field or even at the office

Many of our clients take advantage of our monthly payment plan called Eyeplan. And so enjoy an enhanced level of eyecare plus great value and quality in their eyewear

Your local independent opticians & Optometrist for all of Northampton, where we take the time to see you, as an individual.

A full guide to our services and products can be found using the links down the left hand side of this page.

To book an appointment - simply email with a preferred time and day and we will get back to you with some options.

Contact us - 01604 765 855 or email

Out of hours emergency - 07879 401 454


Opening Hours.
Mon - Thur: 8.30 - 6.00
Friday: 8.30 - 2.00
Saturday: By Arrangement
29 St Leonard's Rd
Far Cotton
Tel. 01604 765 855