About Pullen & Symes Opticians

Friendly. Local. Experienced.


Proud To Be An Independent Optician

In March 2003 Nicki and David Pullen took over the two well-established practices from our predecessor, John Symes who had built up a following in Exeter and Ottery St Mary for over 30 years.


Since 2003 we have moved to significantly larger premises in Ottery, completely refitted the Exeter practice and made huge investments in the very latest consulting room technology.


Today, our two teams are led by Emma Hill and Sharon Maunder and we continue to provide comprehensive eye care for over 35,000 clients a year.  We offer personalised eyecare, taking the time needed to provide a bespoke service.

Our Practices

Reassuringly Independent

Going to the Opticians is something most people do once every year or two. We aim to make this an enjoyable, relaxed experience where you can place your full trust in the hands of skilled professionals.

We provide the very highest level of eye care to families throughout Devon and treat everyone as an individual. We are passionate about what we do and we have a great team who will always make you feel welcome and valued.  

Our Team

Creating A Unique Experience

All our staff are friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. We know just how important your eyes are. Don't entrust your eyesight to anyone other that an expert - come to Pullen & Symes Opticians where optical excellence is our standard level of service.





We are a small, friendly team who are local to the area. We specialise in offering tailor made solutions for all of our patients. Come in to see our trained Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians who will spend as much time as you need to thoroughly care for your eyes and help you find a beautiful pair of frames.  

Director / Optometrist

Reception team

Reception team

Ottery St Mary

Director / Optometrist

Dispensing Optician 



Our resident Optometrist has years of experience in carrying out careful eye examinations. Her specialisms include specialist contact lenses fittings, Ortho K contact lenses and dry eye management. You may already know our Dispensing Optician, Hayley, who has been with us for many years and is passionate about helping everyone to find their perfect pair of frames, no matter their style or needs. 



Lead receptionist


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Contact Us

36 Longbrook Street

Tel: 01392 257 529
Email: enquiries@pullensymes.co.uk  

18 Mill Street
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1AD

Tel: 01404 814 219

Email: enquiries@pullensymes.co.uk

Company name: Pullen & Symes Limited | Company number: 04553245

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