Meet the Team

Welcome to Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care Southampton

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Malcolm Coombs

Branch Manager & Dispensing Optician

Meet the branch manager at Leightons Southampton.

Austin Timoney (BSc MSc RHAD CS)

Clinical Scientist (Audiology) and Hearing Aid Consultant

Find out more about your local hearing care expert.

Cliff Rees


Find out more about your local eye care specialist.

Sue Rees


Sue graduated from Bradford University and completed her training at The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. Following that, she opened three practices of her own in the North of England, before then moving south a few years ago to be nearer family. She is currently enjoying working part time at Leightons. Sue has a particular interest in working with patients who have dry eye problems. Outside work, she enjoys playing Bridge and golf.

Anthea Reid


Anthea has a great depth of experience in Optometry. After graduating from Cardiff University with a First Class degree, she has spent many years working in hospitals across the UK. She still works one day a week at Bournemouth Hospital alongside her work at Leightons Southampton, having joined the branch in 2014. She has particular interest in paediatric work, as well as vast experience in complex contact lens fittings and eye health problems. Outside work, Anthea enjoys travel and walking, and also coordinates the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in Romsey.

Very good service. I've always found Leightons an excellent service - staff and products.

Mrs J. M. Powell, Southampton