Meet the Team

Welcome to Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care Chandlers Ford

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  • Meet the Team

Billy Walder

Branch Manager & Dispensing Optician

Meet the branch manager at Leightons Chandlers Ford.

Aubrey Smith (HND RHAD)

Hearing Aid Dispenser

Find out more about your local hearing care expert.

Rebecca Fouch

Optometrist

Rebecca graduated as an optometrist from Cardiff University in 2002, joining Leightons in Eastleigh and Andover in 2005. After many years, Rebecca was pleased to join her regular clients in the move to the new Chandlers Ford store in 2014. Rebecca is a keen Scout Leader, and her two young boys are already following in her scouting footsteps.

Sean Matthews

Optometrist

Sean graduated as an optometrist from the University of Manchester in 2011, and has been part of the Chandlers Ford team since 2015. In his spare time, Sean enjoys running half marathons, and has raised over £700 for The Alzheimer's Society in the process.

Natasha Hale

Dispensing Optician

Natasha joined Leightons in 2006 as a Trainee Dispensing Optician in Totton, qualifying in 2010. She has worked in many of our branches, including as an Assistant Manager and Manager. Natasha returned to Chandlers Ford following maternity leave and enjoys working in her local community with such a friendly team.

Simon Sharpe

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Hayley Chetri

Optical Assistant

Hayley joined Leightons in Winchester in 2002. She later transferred to Eastleigh and has been part of the Chandlers Ford team since 2014. Hayley has completed her Level 3 Diploma in Retail Optics and now assists the Diploma Assessment Team alongside her daily role in the store.

Kasia Corneby

Optical Assistant

Kasia joined Leightons in Eastleigh in 2008 and moved to the Chandlers Ford branch in 2014. She completed her Level 2 Diploma in Retail Optics in 2015. Outside work, Kasia enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Alyson Isaacs

Optical Assistant

Alyson joined Leightons in Eastleigh Swan Centre in 2002, moving to the new Chandlers Ford branch in 2014. She has completed her Level 2 Diploma in Retail Optics. She loves working with a brilliant, friendly team who make coming to work a pleasure.

Kathryn Spake

Optical Assistant

Kathryn joined Leightons in Eastleigh in 1992, and has worked at several branches since. She loves working at Leightons and was very happy to be reunited with the team from Eastleigh when the new Chandlers Ford branch opened in 2014.

Rachael Wall

Optical Assistant

Rachael has been at Leightons Chandlers Ford since February 2015 and has begun her Level 2 Diploma in Retail Optics. Rachael also works at Leightons in Winchester. She is very good at advising on frame selection, is always smiling and makes very good tea - even though she doesn't drink it herself! Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her three grandsons.

Having recently had my eyes tested and in need of new glasses, Billy Walder had the difficult task of guiding me through the options and styles available. On my several visits Billy was professional and knowledgeable but also very approachable and friendly, didn't make decisions quickly and I tried on many pairs of frames. Each time Billy offered his opinion as to how they suited me and compared to the previous pair I had tried. He looked for different colour options and also ordered in different coloured frames that weren't in stock. I found his assistance invaluable in helping me choose both a pair of glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses. There is nothing else Billy could have done to improve my experience, from start to finish he was a pleasure to deal with. I am very grateful to him for his unending patience and his time. Billy is a credit to Leightons in terms of his professionalism and his exceptional customer care skills, both of which are supported and enhanced by his personality and affable nature.

Geraldine Lawrence, Chandlers Ford