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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 ROBERTS, OPTOMETRIST
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.