Riya Patel


Riya started working in an opticians in 2004 as an Optical & Hearing Assistant, after she developed an interest in optics from her love of science at school.

She started to study Optometry at City University in 2004, qualifying as an Optometrist in 2008. Riya joined Leightons Opticians & Hearing care in Hempstead Valley in 2013, and since then has used her experience to deliver the best care she can for all of her patients.

She is also accredited to carry out specialised examinations for those people who suffer with visual stress. "Visual Stress" is where processing of text is atypical. This can lead to reading difficulties, headaches and other visual problems when reading text.