Ancient market town   


Cullompton practice picture



Debbie Shearman



Clare Humphries

Dispensing Optician


Andrew Norton


Sue Healy

Situated in an imposing Victorian building on the corner of Church Street. The practice has recently been sympathetically modernised inside.

Contact details and opening hours

59 Fore Street
EX15 1JY

Tel: 01884 32218

Opening times:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm

Map and Directions

Nearest parking:
Nearest car park is just across the road by the Library.


Jane Wadsworth B.Sc., M.C. Optom

Jane Wadsworth

Jane Wadsworth trained at City University and Guys Hospital in London, where she developed a keen interest in Ocular Pathology, for which she won two top student prizes at University, and the fitting of specialist contact lenses to Hospital patients with varied eye problems.

She also attended eye operations and outpatient clinics, gaining valuable insights into what happens to our patients who are referred on to the Hospital Eye Service. Six years in specialist contact lens practices in Central London and being a long-term contact lens wearer herself, mean that there is no contact lens problem that she has not seen before.

She has worked at Bill and Taylor for 18 years and gets great satisfaction from giving a highly personalised, friendly service to all her patients, with all explanations in plain English.

Jane lives in a local village and enjoys village life.

Penny Thompson B.Sc., M.C. Optom

Penny Thompson

Penny has broad interests and practises in our Honiton and Cullompton practices. She also works as a Community Glaucoma Optometrist for the local hospitals.

Michael B. Taylor, B.Sc., FCOptom

Michael Taylor

Mike comes from an optical family. Both his uncle and his cousins were optometrists before him.

Qualifying in 1973 following a degree from Cardiff University and further training in Plymouth Mike went on to work for two family firms, Batemans and Leightons where he was principal optician and gained extensive contact lens experience. In 1979 he formed Bill & Taylor with colleagues Peter and Lesley Bill who already had an established practice in Newton Abbot.

For 25 years he has worked on a sessional basis in the West of England Eye Unit in Exeter mainly in conjunction with the orthoptic department seeing children with sight problems. Mike has another specialism in sports vision, particularly in target sports and has patients travelling from all over the UK to see him. He also has an interest in glaucoma control.

Helen Furby BscMCOPTOM FADO (Hons) CL DCLF

Helen Furby

Helen began her career in optics as a Dispensing Optician in the London area, qualifying in 1982. After a period as assistant manager at a central London Clement Clarke branch, she trained further to become an area contact lens fitter, in the South East of England.

Helen then moved to Glasgow and graduated as as Optometrist from Glasgow University in 1990.

Since then she has worked for three different Multiples and an independant Opticians before joining the Bill & Taylor Partnership in 2008. Helen works in all the Bill & Taylor practices, enjoying the varied work and continuing advancement of her skills within a friendly and forward looking Opticians.

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