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Hughes Opticians Practice Front In Bideford



Over the past 65 years we have been lucky enough to meet and get to know some lovely people in the Bideford and North Devon area while caring for their eyes. We love seeing new faces at the practice and welcome new customers.


We take pride in ensuring everyone receives a service which is personal and friendly and offers expertise and professionalism. Our staff are always on hand to offer the advice you need to help you find what suits your individual eye care requirements.


We are a small family run practice and we know the importance of traditional values. The practice opened over 65 years ago and Steve and Davina bought the business 13 years ago and have really put their own stamp on the practice, investing in all the latest equipment and modern optometry skills.


The range of products has also been greatly expanded and we carry the largest range of designer frames in North Devon. We consider continuity of eye care, customer satisfaction and after sales service to be essential features of our practice.


We are a friendly and welcoming team, protecting eye health for more than 65 years. 

Steve Cockburn - FADO MFDO
Davina Cockburn - Bsc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO
Becky - Optical Assistant

Steve Cockburn FADO MFDO

Steve is a fully qualified and registered Dispensing Optician who enjoys helping and advising patients to choose the perfect frame and lenses to suit their lifestyle and prescription. Steve’s speciality is helping patients with Dyslexia/ Meares Irlen Syndrome and helping people with photosensitive migraine. Steve is the only practitioner in the area specialising in this area of optics. He regularly attends Continuous Education training sessions to keep up with the latest trends and technological advances. Steve is a keen photographer, keyboard player, audiophile and fully qualified Radio Ham.

Davina Cockburn Bsc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO

Davina is a fully qualified Optometrist and also a qualified Dispensing Optician. Davina holds many post graduate qualifications in a wide range of clinical skills. Until very recently she was also an examiner for the British College of Optometrists but found she needed to spend more time in practice due to the volume of work. Davina like Steve is also a fully qualified Radio Ham and also loves walking her 2 poodles.

Becky, Optical Assistant

Becky is a highly experienced Optical Assistant who has been working at Hughes Opticians for over 10 years. 

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