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About Us

What you will find at Mark Darling Eyecare & Opticians

A quality eye test, unhurried and with extra options such as dry eye advice and more in depth OCT to allow efficient long term monitoring of the health of your eyes.

A great and ever changing selection of frames to suit all styles and budgets. Including Ray-Ban, MaxMara, Longchamp, Michael Kors, CK, Helly Hansen, Carrera as well as plenty of non-branded ones.


Bespoke Contact Lens
Fitting Service

Using the latest in computerised fitting giving you bespoke lenses with comfort and the best vision. We also prescribe Ortho-K lenses, overnight vision correction that is a completely reversible alternative to laser surgery. This exciting technique is also proving to slow the progression of myopia, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in the western world, and should be considered for children if you have any family history of myopia.

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Carefully Chosen
Frame Styles

We carefully choose our frames to ensure they have the quality and style to exceed your expectations in their ability to cope with everyday wear and tear, most importantly they must make you look good!

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A choice of fashion or function sunglasses

Protect your eyes from UV! Whether for the beach, driving, or sport, we carry an extensive range of sunglasses covering all styles, functions and budget. From Ray-Ban for fashion, Bolle and Academy for sport, with Ocean Blue and Bulget for budget. Our range starts at £99.00 complete with polorised lenses.

Our Bolle and Academy range are ideal for water sports, skiing, and cycling with their wraparound styling, add in prescription lenses and you have the perfect protection from the elements.

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New Equipment & Techniques

OCT - New Equipment

We have just installed an OCT or to be precise a SD-OCT. This is essentially an ultra sound for the eye that uses near-infra red light to examine the underlying areas of the eye that cant be seen with normal kit…

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Ortho-K - New Techniques

If you struggle with wearing lenses all day, playing sport in lenses, are thinking of refractive surgery or wish your eyes didn’t change every time you visit the optician then Ortho-K may be for you…

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We also offer eyeplan, which provides great care, quality and value for a small monthly fee and is a fantastic way of looking after your eyes

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NHS or Private Eye Test

We provide both NHS and Private eye tests or checks. The NHS test covers all the essential checks in accordance with current legislation while the Private check has the added extras of an OCT scan that produces a 3D scan of the internal layers of your eye.  We also offer advice and treatment for Dry Eye and general lid hygiene.

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Simply email with a preferred time and day and we will get back to you with some options.