Eiohn and Lynda had been looking to open a practice in the Wellswood area for a few years. Their dream was to open a small family practice that would focus on thorough examinations and an excellent quality service.
Both have been working in Torbay for 10 years and had gained an enormous amount of experience working for other opticians from the big multiples to the small independent optometrists.
Eiohn also partnered with Brian Knapman to form Knapman Hayes, a domiciliary opticians business which enables the housebound to have their eyes tested in the comfort of their own home.
With families and friends of Knapman Hayes clients wanting Eiohn to test their sight too, the search was on for suitable, wheel chair-friendly premises. A new ‘shop’ front was designed to enable Hayes Opticians to be accessible to all members of the public.
We wanted to create a warm friendly atmosphere as well as areas where patients could feel they had the privacy to talk to us about important issues and learn to insert contact lenses.
Hayes Opticians was born on 26 January 2009 and we are excited about our future. We strive to put our patients first and to keep up with the latest technology and will continue to invest more in this area.
In a market dominated by large optical groups we are dedicated to providing our customers with a reassuringly individual professional service. Your eyes will be examined by a qualified optometrist while your spectacles will be provided by fully trained dispensing staff.
As independent opticians we are free to select the best products from any manufacturer. This means we are able to offer you a wide choice of eyewear with quality frames and lenses at reasonable prices.
"Just a quick word of thanks and wishing you all the best for your new venture...
I needed to arrange an eye test for my daughter recently and thought my only choice was to drive into the town and use one of the 'chains'. I have to say, previous experience didn't make me look forward to this!
I was therefore delighted when my husband told me there was an independent opticians in Wellswood so I decided to use Hayes Opticians.
As well as discovering that there was the rarity of free parking(!), my daughter was completely relaxed as Lindy took care of her examination.
The examination was free on the NHS but even if I had to pay, it would have been a pleasure! Thanks again!"