Meet the Team

Welcome to Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care Winchester

  • Overview
  • Meet the Team

David Norster

Branch Manager & Dispensing Optician

Meet the branch manager at Leightons Winchester.

Aubrey Smith (HND RHAD MSHAA)

Hearing Aid Dispenser

Find out more about your local hearing care expert.

Helena Jenkins-Hewes


Helena is a full time optometrist with Leightons. She specialises in contact lenses and enjoys improving diagnostic technique at our practice. Outside work, Helena enjoys baking, craftwork and stitching.

Josie Wood


Josie joined Leightons in 1988 and has worked in the Farnham, Alton and Winchester branches. She now works primarily at Winchester and has a very loyal following of customers who appreciate her time and care.

Elise Kyle


When Elise first joined Leightons Winchester, she quickly built up a large following of very happy patients who love her calm, confident style and depth of contact lens knowledge. She left to have her daughter and we are thrilled to now have her back with us three days a week.

Natasha Markwick

Dispensing Optician

Natasha first joined Leightons Winchester as an Optical Assistant, but soon realised she wanted to train as a dispensing optician. After 3 years' hard work, she qualified in 2015 and is now an integral part of the Leightons team. She's never afraid to say if she thinks a particular frame doesn't quite suit you, and is extremely knowledgeable about modern lens technology.

Lauren Easter

Optical Assistant

Lauren first joined Leightons in 2013 to cover maternity leave in our Southampton branch, then began working in Winchester permanently after that. Being a mere "youngster", the team find her thoughts invaluable when it comes to frame selection.

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.

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