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Teignmouth practice picture



Sam Poore

Optical Assistant


Clare Humphries

Practice Manager / Dispenser


Jane Mitchell

Dispensing Optician


Sue Healy


Adrienne Richards



Bev Wonnacott

The practice is located in a Victorian building on the site of an old theatre where EDMUND KEAN once performed.

Contact details and opening hours

25 Station Road
Devon TQ14 8PE

Tel: 01626 778244

Opening times:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm

Map and Directions

Nearest parking:
There is on street parking in the road or in a car park 50m away.

By Rail:
The station is 200m away and buses run to the town centre which is 150m away


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.

Peter Tosh, B.Sc., (Hon)

Peter Tosh

Pete graduated from Cardiff University in 1999 with First Class honours.

After qualifying he worked in Exeter for a large multiple group where he had particular involvement in the tutoring and training of student optometrists.

Since joining Bill &Taylor at the start of 2011, Pete has enjoyed being able to provide clinical excellence in a fantastic independent setting where each patient is afforded the time to be assessed and cared for properly.

His particular clinical interests include Children’s eye care and ocular pathology, and he is especially keen on ensuring that patients are fully informed regarding their eye health and vision needs.

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