At Hammond Opticians we truly are a family run business, with a strong bias on clinical excellence and fantastic service with fabulous products carefully selected to meet individual needs. We take some time to get to know both new and existing clients so that we can better understand their visual requirements allowing us to provide the best visual solutions.

Here’s an opportunity for you to get to know us a little better – whether you’ve been with us over the past 13 years, are new to us, or are thinking of coming to us for the first time.
Deven Lakhani

Deven Lakhani

Director / Optometrist
Deven is the principal optometrist and contact lens practitioner for Hammond Opticians and has been qualified since 1991. He acquired the practice in October 2000 from David Hammond and is only the third owner since the practice was first established in 1932.

During his career, he has mainly worked for independents and is dedicated to providing the very best in eye care and eye wear for all his clients. Deven has a special interest in diabetes, glaucoma, contact lenses, children’s eyes and vision in the aged and is passionate about the need for a strong and healthy independent sector that seeks to serve local people in local communities.

Apart from spending with his 2 young children, Deven loves to read and goes to the gym 2-3 times a week. He is also a Board member of Sight Care Group which promotes independent eye care in UK.

Deven speaks English and Gujarati.

Mez Lakhani

Mez Lakhani

Dispenser & Admin Manager
Mez comes from a background in retail electronics and has now been with Hammond Opticians since 2002.

His role has changed from his early days and is now quite varied. From providing support to the reception and dispensing teams and to managing most of the ordering, he is also involved with the selection of new frame styles for spectacles and sunglasses and he looks after much of the back office work.

His areas of special interest are sports vision eyewear and sunglasses.

In his spare time, he is a keen fan of football and cricket and loves to go travelling around the world.

Anita Pryor

Anita Pryor

Dispensing Optician and Sales Manager
Anita started her career in optics at 18 working for one of the larger Optical groups. She then enrolled on the Dispensing Opticians course and graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2007 before finishing her post-graduate qualifying examinations in 2008.

She joined Hammond Opticians in December 2009 and her specialist roles in the practice are contact lenses and spectacle frames.

She is also active in running the practice’s social media accounts.

Outside of work she is very family-orientated (she has 3 nephews and 4 nieces!) and her biggest passion is music and seeing live bands.

Debby Glass

Debby Glass

Receptionist
Debby has recently joined Hammond Opticians as receptionist having worked at another local opticians for the past 12 years. She is enjoying this position and meeting all our patients – old and new!
Her duties include running the reception, administration and liaising with the patients. Debby loves all the amazing frame styles that are available and wears spectacles herself – so she is great at selecting frames to suit your needs and compliment your look. She is happy to help when you pop in and is looking forward to meeting you.
Debby has 2 children in their twenties and enjoys days out and holidays with them. She also has a passion for music with Paul Weller and Elvis Costello being her favourites.

Josephine Franco

Josephine Franco

Optometrist
Josephine has been qualified as an Optometrist since 2008 and used to work as a receptionist at Hammond Opticians whilst she was training in 2005. Josephine is glad to be back as an Optometrist to continue her work in the community. She has worked in both multiples and independents and has gained experience in both sectors.

Josephine looks forward to continuing the highest level of professionalism and care that you are used to at Hammond Opticians, with the most up to date equipment available and working alongside our knowledgeable professionals in the optical industry.

Jo speaks English and Tamil.

Rina Lakhani

Rina Lakhani

Optical Assistant
Rina used to work for a private bank in the City as a pension’s expert before leaving to start a family.

Since her children started school she has started working at the practice and looks after the customer service team and has helped in setting up the systems and processes that allow the other members of the team to work more efficiently and more effectively.

She also ran a very successful small business doing arts and crafts for toddlers before committing more time to Hammond Opticians.

Her design and creative elements allow her to make great displays for our windows and inside the practice.

Sam Parsons

Sam Parsons

Receptionist/ Administrator
Sam used to work as a legal secretary for a Partner in a major London solicitors firm in their conveyancing department before leaving to look after her children.

She joined Hammond Opticians in 2014 and has undertaken a number of training courses to improve her knowledge and is still enjoying the challenge of learning something new every day.
Her duties include looking after reception, administration and liaising with the patients. She also makes great teas and coffees!

Sam was born and brought up in Enfield and stills live locally. She is married and has two teenage children.

Kaya Lakhani

Kaya Lakhani

Children’s Consultant!
My name is Kaya and I am 8 years old.

When I grow up, I want to be an optometrist just like my daddy.

I love helping my daddy at Hammond Opticians and I helped him choose the table and chairs for Kaya’s Kiddies Korner. I also helped my mummy make the special Hammond Opticians glasses for children to colour in.

I think my mummy and daddy really try to help children like me and my brother.

My mummy lets them do arts and crafts and my daddy makes sure that they can see properly by checking their eyes.