Leightons & Tempany - Poole

Step into Leightons & Tempany, Poole, and see the difference. With 85 years experience to our name, we’re leading the way with the most advanced ways of eye testing. We put our heart and soul into delivering amazing customer service. Plus, we work with the world’s most innovative sight and hearing companies to bring you the latest advances in technology that will make most difference to your life.


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Keith Tempany | Michelle Ramsier

Branch Director | Branch Manager

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Mon – Sat 09:00 – 17:30

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Whether you’re looking for spectaclescontact lensessunglasses or prescription sunglasses, we’ll help you find your perfect pair. We also offer free hearing assessments as part of our Hearing Care service. With Leightons, you’re in safe hands, for years to come.


At Leightons, we like to make sure your eyes are tested in the most thorough way technology will allow. Our Poole store offers the very latest OCT tests, which lets us examine parts of the eye normal tests can’t reach. That way we can spot changes in your eye health up to 5 years earlier than traditional test. And the sooner you detect it, the quicker you can take steps to manage it.


At Leightons, we stock all sorts of glasses. Glasses that are chic and sophisticated. Or glasses that are retro and cool. Glasses that are rimless and discreet. Or glasses that are bright and bold. The trick is, finding the right ones for you.

Luckily, our friendly Dispensing Opticians have the perfect knack of helping you find your perfect pair.


Step into Leightons Poole and feel right at home with sumptuous browsing areas, perfectly private consultation rooms and warm and friendly staff. Our stores are kitted out in the most advanced eye testing equipment, so you get the most thorough eye test available.


Whether you want to steal the limelight in a pair of statement shades or stay chic in a pair of timeless frames, you can take your pick of our A-List labels like Maui JimPro DesignPoliceJaegerCarolina HerreraRay-BanOakleyChloe and William Morris (see below for more designer brands).

Went for a walk on Studland beach this morning and it was so wonderful to be able to see everything. The sea was sparkly and my vision was so good that I didn't want to take my lens out when I got home. It was amazing to see it all so clearly and I am so grateful to you and your friend at Bausch and Lomb for taking so much trouble and not giving up on me. I'll not ever forget your kindness when I thought I'd never see clearly again.

You are giving me a gift beyond price. Sight after nearly ten years of dim, blurred vision in that eye. Gratitude doesn't seem enough but it's heartfelt. I shall never forget that first lens. Seeing twigs on the trees opposite your boutique and being able to read signs on the shops in clear black made me quite tearful, as I'm sure you remember!

Barbara A Local Customer