At Hammond Opticians we truly are your local opticians. As a family-run independent opticians we place a strong emphasis on providing a highly personalised service that includes expert advice, clinical excellence and a range of carefully selected high quality products designed to meet the needs of our valued customers.

As a local opticians we take the time to get to know our clients to ensure that we can better understand their the nature of their vision and provide the best solutions to improve their sight. We believe that our caring and considered service allows us to provide the highest level of service, vision correction and selection of the most suitable frames and lenses for our customers.

Here’s an opportunity for you to get to know us a little better – whether you’ve been with us for 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 myopia management, contact lenses, diabetes, glaucoma, 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.

Deven lives locally with his wife and 2 teenage children and in his spare time he loves to read and goes to the gym 2-3 times a week. He is very active within the optical world and has been invited to give several talks and presentations to his peers and colleagues.

Deven has recently been awarded the Jinja Ratna Award celebrating his outstanding contribution to the community and for his business excellence. He had his team have also enjoyed for success and recognition by the optical sector, winning accolades at the national level.

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

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.
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.

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.