Poole Opticians

Welcome to Leightons & Tempany, Poole

Keith Tempany

Keith Tempany

Branch Director & Contact Lens Optician

Keith has specialised in contact lenses for more than 30 years. Find out more about his experience and expertise.

Katy Waterman (BSc RHAD)

Katy Waterman (BSc RHAD)

Audiologist

Katy graduated from University of Southampton with an Audiology BSc degree, and has been helping those with hearing impairment and their families since. Having divided her time between working with the NHS and private clinics, Katy enjoys the personal approach to hearing care that Leightons can offer. With a hearing loss herself, and access to a wide variety of treatments, this has inspired her commitment to excellent customer care. Outside her role at Leightons, Katy is also an enthusiastic yoga instructor and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Miles Cowler

Miles Cowler

Audiologist

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Liny Thorpe

Optometrist

Liny joined us in 2014 after moving back to Dorset. She qualified as an optometrist in 2005 and has over 16 years' experience in both the multiple and independent sectors. Liny is a key member of our established team and much liked by many of our patients, who like to see her year on year for their eye examinations and ongoing care. In her spare time, Liny enjoys running and travelling.

Bushra Suleiman

Bushra Suleiman

Optometrist

Bushra works at Leightons Poole as an optometrist. She holds a BSc in Optometry and has gained valuable experience in this role. Find out more about your local Optometrist.

Cliff Rees

Cliff Rees

Optometrist

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David Heptinstall

David Heptinstall

Dispensing Optician

David joined Leightons as a Trainee Dispensing Optician in the old Christchurch branch nearly 40 years ago. After qualifying, he stayed there for several years before embarking on relief manager duties, allowing him to travel to virtually all the Leightons branches! Once he had tired of all the driving, David returned to Poole Branch as a full time Dispensing Optician. In his spare time he enjoys theatre, grandparent duties and regular trips to the Isle of Wight with his wife and their little Norfolk Terrier.

Toby Baverstock

Toby Baverstock

Dispensing Optician

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Molly Dunford

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Molly joined us in 2020 as an Optical & Hearing Assistant, with a clear view to pursuing a career in optics and is now in her third and final year of training to become a Dispensing Optician. Molly shows a great dedication to patient care, making sure everyone feels welcome and well looked after, and thoroughly enjoys helping patients find their perfect new pair of spectacles.

June Graham

June Graham

Optical Hearing Assistant

June joined the team at Poole Branch in 2016 and loves the variety across all the different aspects of her role as an Optical & Hearing Assistant. She has worked for large corporate companies in the past, and joining a smaller, established team was a refreshing and interesting change. June has gained a great knowledge of optics in her time at Leightons and has helped train many new staff members. June has shown commitment to her role in completing the ABDO College Optical Assistant Course.

Emily Evans

Optical & Hearing Assistant

We welcomed Emily as our newest team member in 2023. Emily has become an asset to our small and well-established team here at Poole. With previous customer service experience, she has a wonderful manner with our patients and always offers a warm and friendly welcome with a smile. Emily aspires to a future career in criminology and is completing her degree alongside her role with us.

Eduardo Barreto

Eduardo Barreto

Optical Hearing Assistant

Eduardo developed an early interest in media, studying it at college before focusing on television at the university level. Find out more about your local Optical Hearing Assistant.

I came into this opticians and as soon as I did I was welcomed with extremely warm and welcoming staff throughout, all amazing.

M. Le Noigan Poole