About

Established in 1982, David Devan Optometrists have been a permanent fixture on Whetstone High Road for over thirty years. We pride ourselves in building long-term relationships with our patients, ensuring they enjoy trouble-free vision and the latest in spectacle design and lens technology.

Since our inception we have seen over thirty thousand patients, all of whom have benefited from our individual approach to healthy eyes and optimum vision. We don’t rush your eye test and always make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed at every stage of the examination.

Our in-depth clinical knowledge separates us from the average High Street Opticians. GP’s and Hospitals in the area recognise this fact and have contracted us to manage their glaucoma and cataract patients. We have an extensive network of consultants that we refer to when necessary, tailoring each individual case to a specific surgeon so you receive the best possible care.

We also consult for the DVLA and can offer numerous ancillary services such as hearing care, low-vision aids and orthoptics as well as home visits for patients unable to travel. We look forward to welcoming you into the practice to browse our comprehensive range of stylish frames.

The Team

Mr Gregory Etkin
B.Optom (SA)
Gregory trained in South Africa and has been practicing Optometry since 1994. He worked in laser refractive surgery in the USA for five years and has extensive clinical knowledge in corneal-related matters and contact lens fitting. He was also mentored by Prof Daniel Reinstein at Harley Streets prestigious London Vision Clinic. Gregory joined the practice in 2012 and was instrumental in bringing new refractive techniques and equipment to the clinic. He is extremely well-regarded in the optical industry, both with patients and colleagues.
Mrs Elisabeth Devan
BSc (Hons) FBCO
Elisabeth, along with her husband David, founded David Devan Optometrists in 1982. She has a loyal patient following and is a highly sought-after practitioner. Elisabeth qualified in the UK in 1978 and is an expert in RGP contact lens fitting and glaucoma diagnoses. She has also lectured at Moorefields and is regularly asked to give talks both at schools and GP surgeries.
Miss Anjana Depala
FBDO
Anjana is a licensed Dispensing Optician and has worked in the practice since 2003. Her knowledge of frame materials and lens design is remarkable and she is considered a perfectionist with an eye for detail. She also has an uncanny ability to remember the names of nearly every patient in our database!
Mrs Fran Goldin
DBO
Fran is an Orthoptist and child vision specialist who qualified in 1974 and who consults for Central Middlesex Hospital and Spire Harpenden Hospital. She specializes in children who require treatment for squints, amblyopia (lazy eye), muscle palsies and convergence weakness.