Independant Opticians and Contact Lens Practitioners in Ashford, Kent


Cecil House, Norwood Street, Ashford, TN23 1QT


Dr. Huw Pinney

Director and Lead Optometrist

Mrs Helen Pinney

Director and Practice Manager


Mrs Emma Kenyon

B.Sc.(Hons.), PgCert, Low Vision
Emma graduated from Aston University in 1997 and completed her pre-reg year at the Kent County Ophthalmic and Aural Hospital. After gaining many years of experience in the hospital and other optical practices, Emma joined the Brownbills team in 2018. Concurrently working with us and for the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust, Emma has a special interest in Low Vision assessment, as well as being accredited to offer eye and contact lens examinations, post-operative cataract care, MECS and CGN examinations.

Mrs Michelle Newton

B.Sc.(Hons.), M.C.Optom
After graduating from Manchester University in the Millennium year, Michelle became the newest member of our team when she joined the practice in early 2019. Despite her brief time with us so far, Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience in Optometry stemming for over 20 years working in other Independent Ophthalmic practices in Kent. With a keen interest in behavioural Optometry, Michelle is also experienced in eye and contact lens examinations and post-operative cataract care.

Practice Staff

Mr Alan Stamp

Optical and Dispensing Assistant

Mrs Sarah Sydnes

Pre-Reg Dispensing Optician

Mr Jack Thomson

Optical Assistant

Mrs Emily O'Kelly

Dispensing Advisor

Mrs Joanne Morgan