Welcome to Honiton

The Honiton Eye Clinic is your specialist in Honiton. Thanks to our years of experience and professional approach, you have come to the right place for eye checks, contact lens fitting and care, spectacle styling and advice, and much more! Our team is delighted to help you. Get to know us!

Duncan Stevens


Duncan qualified as an Optometrist in 2008 from Cardiff University. His interest in optics was defined at a young age with his uncle also an optometrist, enlisting Duncan to help out in his practices since his teens!

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Duncan spread his wings in 2011 and went to work and live in Barbados, running a small practice under the guidance of a corneal ophthalmologist who encouraged his interest in clinical optometry.
When Duncan returned to the U.K he worked with Kate for a number of years at her independent practice in Minehead before settling in East Devon and taking up practice ownership 5 years ago at The Honiton Eye Clinic.
He is also working at Yeovil Hospital as part of the medical retina team and as a clinical trials optometrist. He also holds a sports vision diploma and is an independent prescriber.

As well as a husband and dad his extended family include Daphne his dog, 6 chickens and a growing flock of sheep! Duncan has also given time to work for an aid charity in Africa.

Kate Webb

Practice Manager/owner

Kate started her career in optics in 1995 working for David Clulow, a fashion focused optical group based in London. After 12 years in company management Kate had a strong desire to progress to practice ownership.

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In 2008 the dream became a reality with the purchase of Cranmers Optometrists, one of the oldest optical practices in the U.K
Alongside her optometrist buisness partner they developed a forward thinking clinical practice with patient care at its heart. In 2020 an opportunity arose for Kate to return home to East Devon to the town in which she was born to work in partnership with Duncan at The Honiton Eye Clinic.

Kate is also a trustee for a local dementia charity and has worked alongside Somerset Sight for a number of years and is a recipient of The Queens Award for services to the charity. Kate loves walking with her 2 rescue dogs and Dave the dachshund and enjoys playing the drums.

Joanne Hawker

Optical Assistant

Joanne started at The Honiton Eye Clinic 16 years ago when it was known as Eye Deals, she worked alongside her mum who managed the practice in 1996.

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Jo conducts and has a keen interest in the pre screening and optical scans we perform in practice and has welcomed the clinical direction the practice has taken over the last 5 years.
Jo is excellent at supporting the professional team and keeping abreast of the admin mountain! She has a wealth of local knowledge having lived in Honiton for over 40 years. Jo likes walking and spending time with her ever expanding family.

Jo Truscott


Jo graduated from Aston University in 1999. She has worked across the optical sector including working as a specialist laser consultant for a number of years before taking a step back to start her family.

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On return independent practice is where Jo decided to settle and has further enhanced her clinical skills with accreditation as an emergency eyecare practitioner and undertaking the independent prescribing qualification.
Jo enjoys the more complex eye conditions and has an excellent way of communicating her findings in words that can be easily understood.
Jo made her home in Chard in 2007. She is highly involved with community sports clubs. She has also been involved both in teaching and coaching for Ilminster swimming club and coaching ladies and girls rugby for both Chard and Yeovil rugby clubs. She also enjoys walking her dog Luna.

Louise O’Dockery

Dispensing optician

Lou has been working in optics for 21 years. She started out working in large multiple setting but over time decided she wanted to build longer lasting relationships with patients, giving them more of her time when choosing spectacles.

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The move to an independent practice was made, working for Kate at her practice in Minehead where she worked for several years. Lou is active in a number of charitable projects and has helped in raising money for dementia awareness and Somerset Sight. Like the rest of our team Lou is a great animal lover and has 2 rescue dogs called Barney and Freddie. Lou also enjoys tennis and is very skilled at nail painting!



Find out what people say about us

I attended The Honiton Eye Clinic having moved to the area from Somerset. I was reluctant to leave my previous Opticians but that was immediately put to rest when I walked through the door. I was greeted by a very friendly team who easily established what the prescription was in my current glasses and the make of my last lenses.

I then had a scan of my eyes which was very informative and the optician Jo took alot of time to go through it with me. She explained the tests she was doing and why which put me at ease.

I was then brought out to see the girls whom made choosing my glasses a very enjoyable experience. I actually had fun! They genuinely took time to understand my requirements and encouraged me to explore options I hadn’t considered before. I had a lovely bag with a spray and a cloth when I went back to collect my new glasses and my vision is great.

I highly recommend their kind and efficient service.

J A Simpson


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