If you need an appointment today - please phone the store as we may be able to help with any urgent sight or eye health needs. (Updated: Thurs 7th Oct 2021)

Once you’ve booked, we'll contact you for more information so that we can minimise the time you need to spend in store. Face coverings need to be worn when attending, unless you’re in an exempt category or location. Please be mindful of local coronavirus restrictions when you visit.

IMPORTANT: If you/any of your household have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating, please wait 10 days before booking and tell the store. Additionally, if awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test or asked to self-isolate, you should not attend until advised to do so. FIND OUT MORE


Average customer rating out of 5 for this store is

41 High Row, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 7QW

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01325 461 155

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£10 OCT scan

Boost your eye test with our 3D eye scanning technology - available for just £10.  An optical coherence tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) helps us to view the health of your eyes in greater detail, by allowing us to see what’s going on beneath the surface. The £10 charge for an OCT scan is additional to our standard eye test fee.*

* For customers entitled to a free NHS-funded eye test or those using a valid eye test voucher, an additional £10 OCT scan charge still applies.



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  • Platinum Employer accredited
  • Additional glaucoma training in association with the International Glaucoma Association
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Customer reviews

All the staff at Specsavers Darlington were very professional in their looks and their work. It was a real pleasure to attend and whilst waiting I was able to witness every person that entered the store was greeted and treated in the same pleasant and professional manner. It is a very well managed operation and the management team -and the staff of course - should be congratulated.

David, Darlington

I knew what my eye condition was before I attended my examination !, ( as a diabetic had attended eye clinic for this illness, ) The person who gave me my eye exam, made me feel that my personal well being came before making a quota of issuing a new set of glasses !.

Graham, Darlington

I did not have to wait, the staff we're ready as soon as I attended my appointment. I found the staff very polite and very pleasant. They took an interest in me generally and made me feel welcome throughout my whole visit.

Laura, Darlington

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Dr Nigel Best
Dr Nigel Best



Gery Learmont
Gery Learmont

Retail Director