About Us

We are a small group of independent optical practices based in South Wales. Our aim is to provide a high quality professional eye care service delivered with a personal touch.

The first ‘Darlington Opticians’ practice was established in Merthyr Tydfil in 1967 by John Darlington who retired after 36 years as an Optician and Contact Lens Specialist in 2003. The practices in Merthyr Tydfil, Tredegar and Ebbw Vale are now run by his youngest son Mr Paul Darlington MCOptom assisted by Mrs Kate Evans MCOptom and a fourth practice in Canton, Cardiff is owned and run by Ms Bethan Roderick MCOptom.

We offer a full range of Optometric Services including:

NHS and private Eye Testing

EHEW – Eye Health Examination Wales

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

Low Vision Testing and supply of Low Vision Aids

Domicillary Visits

Contact Lens Fitting and Care