Atlantic Home Eyecare

Eye Examinations

Prescription Spectacles

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Contact us to book an examination or for any other enquiries - we'd love to hear from you.

home eyecare experts

Looking after your eyes at home

With over ten years of experience specialising in domiciliary eyecare across North Devon, the team at Atlantic Home Eyecare provide a full, thorough service at every point of the eyecare journey. From our optometrist's comprehensive examination, to qualified spectacle dispensing with our dispensing optician, to any medical referrals or other ancillary services - all with patience, care and enjoyment. If you struggle to get out to see an optician, you can stay on top of your eyecare with professionals who are trained and experienced in delivering it in your own home.

Call us to make an appointment, or even just with any questions you may have. For the overwhelming majority of our patients, the NHS will pay towards an examination at home. We cover most of North Devon and into North Cornwall - you can see our regular area on this map. If you live outside of this area, we're still happy to come and see you; it might just mean a slightly longer wait.

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Professional team

Since 2008, our opticians, Kevin and Ben, have worked together in practice, refining their clinical skills in the home environment. The success of their extensive domiciliary work led to Atlantic Home Eyecare, where they now specialise in examinations at home full-time across North Devon.

They work to combine high-end, knowledgeable professional care with the flexibility and individuality that a local business can provide. They also enjoy their work! There's a great deal of professional satisfaction in helping people who otherwise wouldn't have access to eyecare through illness or poor mobility.

For people who can't get out to an optician, but want to make sure their eyes are still well looked-after, Kevin and Ben are here to help.


Kevin started his optical career with a qualification in dispensing optics from his native South Africa, before attaining a BSc Honours degree in Optometry in the UK.

After graduating from City University, London, in 1996, he completed his professional qualification exams in 1997 and ever since then, he's worked in a wide variety of optical practices - from small independents to busy high street opticians.

Kevin currently lives in the Ilfracombe area with his wife and children. When he gets chance he most enjoys getting in the water for a surf, whether in the UK or in more far-flung reaches of the globe.

Ben Brewer, Dispensing Optician

Ben has worked in optics since 2003 and qualified as a dispensing optician in 2012. In that time he's helped thousands of patients with different optical needs to match their prescription and lifestyle to the right frame and lenses.

As well as working as a dispensing optician, Ben is trained as a spectacle laboratory technician, having a wide experience of glasses manufacture and repair - working on hundreds of pairs of spectacles at every stage now allows him to better choose frame and lens materials that will work best with patients’ individual requirements.

Ben lives with his wife in Barnstaple, spending as much time as possible either running around the countryside or building furniture.

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what our patients say


They work very well together as a team, I actually look forward to them coming to test my eyes as we always have a good chat. Very good opticians.
— M.P. of Westward Ho!
Very thorough, very polite with excellent choice of frames
— P.R. of South Molton
Very professional, fast and friendly service. I would highly recommend.
— B.S. of Barnstaple


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