Cooper & Barr

Expansion In Sight For Independent Opticians


INDEPENDENT opticians, Cooper & Barr has opened its doors in Thirsk.

The family-run business, which spans over three generations, brings their total number of premises to four with practices already in Stokesley, Sedgefield and Coulby Newham.

Based at 21 Market Place, their newest store marks a significant year of growth for Cooper & Barr who are celebrating their 90th birthday this year.

Cooper & Barr is located in the Market Place in the heart of the town centre, and offers a wide range of designer eyewear and contact lenses for adults and children from brands including Tiffany, Prada and Oakley.

They also provide a full eye examination service, which unlike regular eye tests provide a more in-depth health check of their customer’s eyes.

The business has already taken on one new member of staff following the opening of the opticians and is already planning for future expansion of the team.

Expanding into North Yorkshire, co-owner Nicola Cooper-Heenan felt that the development would be a natural extension to the business.

Nicola said: “Our new Thirsk store is in a brilliant location right on Market Place – as experienced opticians, we understand the need for top quality and designer eyewear, and we have used our expertise to provide a complete dedicated service for people in the area.

“The practice has a full range of exclusive frames alongside the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Our Optomap eye tests may take twice as long but that’s because they are four times more detailed than regular eye tests.”

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