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Brian Knapman, Home Visit Optician

Eiohn Hayes, Home Visit Optician

 
 
Our People: Brian Knapman and Eiohn Hayes.

Brian Knapman

From 1968 Brian worked as an optician in Torquay and gradually purchased the optical practices of Frank Darton, Henry Green, Bennetts and the Torquay branch of GC Bateman, thus expanding his business.

In 1988 he sold his practice to Melson Wingate Ltd and retired. After 6 weeks of retirement, he decided to return to optics, but in a different way and specialise in home visits for the housebound which he did very successfully until 2002 when Eiohn Hayes joined him and together they formed Knapman Hayes.

Eiohn Hayes

Eiohn qualified as an Optician in South Africa in 1991 at the Witwatersrand Technicon Johannesburg. After a few years he became a partner and opened his own practice in Port Elizabeth. He focused on the Xhosa speaking population as he is fluent in Xhosa and wanted to give back as much as he could to the people. He worked in the hospital and assisted the poor.

Unfortunately Eiohn’s main practice was in a very dangerous area and Eiohn and Lynda decided to leave South Africa and start afresh in England. They came over to London and retook the British Optometric examinations to enable them to practice in the United Kingdom. Eiohn first worked as a domiciliary Optician for a large company and then in Paignton for Co op Opticians. In 2002, he joined forces with Brian Knapman to run Knapman Hayes.

Knapman Hayes Limited, Moorgate House, King Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2LG. Tel: 01803 294418. Fax: 01803 211813. E-mail Us.
 
NHS registered, independent community opticians, home visiting opticians, home visit opticians, mobile opticians etc for private homes, nursing homes, hospitals, day centres, residential homes for patients based in Shiphay, Maidencombe, Broadsands, Plainmoor, Abbotskerswell, Wellswood, Bovey Tracey, Heathfield, Ipplepen, Blagdon, St Marychurch, Chelston, Teignmouth, Crediton, Hay Tor, Goodrington, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Exeter, Brixham, Exmouth, Stokeinteignhead, Galmpton, Torquay, Churston Ferrers, Marldon, Totnes, Shaldon, Newton Abbot, Kingskerswell, Berry Pomeroy, Paignton. DS: 26-04-18.