Southampton

Welcome to Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care Southampton

Malcolm Coombs

Malcolm Coombs

Branch Manager & Dispensing Optician

Meet the branch manager at Leightons Southampton.

Keith Tempany

Keith Tempany

Branch Director & Contact Lens Optician

Keith has specialised in contact lenses for the past 30 years. He is a Fellow of the BCLA and course lead for their Myopia Management Certificate, having retired from the Executive Council after 13 years on the board. He has an international reputation as a contact lens specialist, having lectured and written articles on contact lenses and dry eye both in the UK and abroad, and has worked with many of the contact lens manufacturers as a Key Opinion Leader and as Clinical Investigator on several scientific studies. He was awarded Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year in the 2010 and 2014 National Optician Awards, which reflects his enthusiasm for his work with multifocal and specialist contact lenses such as those for keratoconus and irregular corneas. He has since been asked to sit on the judging panel of the awards. He is a member of the European Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control and the Scleral Lens Education Society.

Amanda Deveney (BSc RHAD)

Amanda Deveney (BSc RHAD)

Audiologist

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Margaret Delaney-Munn

Margaret Delaney-Munn

Hearing Aid Dispenser

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Anthea Reid

Optometrist

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Cliff Rees

Cliff Rees

Optometrist

Cliff retired from his own group of independent practices in the North East of England, moving south to be close to his grandchildren. Cliff is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society and worked in independent practice as a Behavioural Optometrist, specialising in children with difficulty acquiring literacy skills and the visual rehabilitation of adults who have suffered brain trauma. What little spare time Cliff has outside of his optometry and grandparent duties is given over to his lifetime studies of golf and bridge.

Eddy Yip

Eddy Yip

Dispensing Optician

Eddy joined Leightons in 2010 and shortly after became a Trainee Dispensing Optician. He prides himself on the experience he has gained at Leightons in dispensing spectacles and strives to provide the best advice on bespoke lenses to suit different visual needs. After qualifying, Eddy worked on our Pulse team, working in many of the our branches, before becoming settled at our Southampton branch and, in 2021, also joined our team in Poole as Assistant Manager Outside of work, he enjoys boxing training and is also a Game of Thrones fan.

Toby Baverstock

Toby Baverstock

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Toby joined Leightons as an Optical & Hearing Assistant in August 2019 after transitioning into optics from the education industry. As a Trainee Dispensing Optician with an academic background, Toby operates at the cutting edge of current dispensing practice, with an enthusiastic ethos of precision and patient-centred care, in offering the best frame and lens solution for each individual. Toby divides his time between our branches in Poole and Southampton. Outside of work, Toby is involved in Scouting as a leader and also enjoys playing the viola with the Westbourne Orchestral Society, for which he is a trustee and Honorary Treasurer.

I have been a customer for many years and have always been treated with courtesy and respect. My eyes require a complicated prescription and I have always had the procedures explained to me. I have been very satisfied with the glasses I have chosen and the advice given to me. The 'My Leightons' scheme is a very good one!

P Wilson Southampton