Meet The Team

It's always good to put a face to a name ... take a look below at our friendly Portsea Island Eyecare team.

We're always on hand to help.

Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence


Tony has been a Qualified Dispensing Optician for over 20 years. He has a wealth of experience in pretty much every Optical environment. Prior to finding his true vocation, Tony was an engineer and also a keen sportsman so unsurprisingly, Sports vison and Industrial eyewear solutions are of particular interest to him. He is a keen Pompey fan, he also has a particular fondness of bad jokes – so, if you ask him for a joke don't say we didn't warn you!

Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson

Lee has been part and parcel of Portsea Island Opticians for over 25 years! He is our keen ‘all rounder’ and he prides himself at being able to deliver just about every aspect of Optics – He’s even a dab hand at making spectacles! When not at work you will usually find lee wandering around in the great outdoors with either a golf club or s dog lead in his hand as Lee is a keen golfer and the owner of three dogs.

Carol Bolt

Carol Bolt

Head Receptionist

Carol is the glue that binds our front of house team. Carol will probably be the first face to greet you when you enter the practice, and if you’ve been to us before, there is every chance that she will greet you by name. Carol brings a great deal of customer service experience to our team and she is our permanent ray of sunshine!

Nic Miles

Nic Miles


Nic has recently joined us from one of the ‘multiple’ optical companies. Nic brings a wealth of Optical experience and is keen to develop it in an environment where time is available to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Nic is particularly interested in advising the best solutions for Occupations where comfortable vision is critical, particularly in modern office environments.

Abigail Grey

Abigail Grey

Abigail is our other young trainee Dispenser. Abigail will be working towards her professional qualifications. She already has great experience in operating our important ‘pre-screening’ equipment to ensure that each eye examination is customised for our patient’s individual needs. She also assists in the smooth running of our contact lens department.

Tania Wilson

Tania Wilson

Practice Administrator

Tania is the person who dots the I's and crosses those T's to make sure that we all get what we have ordered, when we need it. She also processes all those lovely forms that the NHS ask us to generate and she plays the bills as well. When not at work, Tania is a keen fitness fanatic – she even runs some classes in the evening!

Catherine White

Catherine White

Mc Optom Bsc Hons

Catherine has been a Resident Optometrist at Portsea Island Opticians for 6 years. Catherine also works 2 days per week at the Ophthalmology Department of a local hospital and as such she is extremely clinically driven. Catherine also runs a low vision clinic and a dry Eye Clinic for those in need of additional care.

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    Portsea Island have been my opticians for 20 years now, I wouldn't go anywhere else.


    Peter L
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    Loving my new glasses and the customer service was great -- would recommend without hesitation.


    Lyle C
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    Everyone was so friendly. From the eye tests to the frame selection, I received helpful advice and excellent, thorough service throughout. I'd never had varifocals before but I love them, and my gorgeous Ray-Ban frames.


    Helen S
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    The service is outstanding. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful. There is an excellent range of frames and lenses and I am delighted with my glasses and prescription sunglasses.


    Jaqui L
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    The staff are friendly, cheerful and thorough it is a very professional practice.


    Scott B
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    Been attending for years, and keep coming back due to the great service, price and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend!


    Tracy H
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    After using another high street optician for many years, that I now realise I shouldn't have gone too. I came upon portsea island opticitans through a family member who has used their services for quite a while. I found the whole experience was conducted at all levels with candor, kindness…


    Ian C
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    Brilliant small company who will always go the extra mile.


    Colin R
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    I have been using this business for over 20 years. They are vital for my health and way of life. They are always very professional and welcoming.


    James H
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    A very professional service delivered in a very friendly manner.


    James C
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    Had a good experience. Very satisfied with tests and treatment for eyes. Friendly and very happy staff.


    Pamela E
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    4 star service, staff great. taken care of my eyes. Very pleased


    Babette A
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    I have been with Portsea Island Opticians for over 20 years, the service is excellent. The staff are always helpful, pleasant and cheerful, nothing is too much for them.


    Sylvia G
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    My whole family has used Portsea Island Opticans for more years than I can recall!! Great service, great value we would recommend their services to anyone seeking qulaity eye care.


    John L
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    As we have Glaucoma in our family I am always worried about the condition of my eyes. Portsea opticians always do an annual test which is very thorough and puts my mind completely at rest. Glasses are good value as well. Would thoroughly recommend.


    Patrick C
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    These days I need varifocal lenses and the good people at Portsea Island Opticians have been looking me and my eyes for many years and I hope will do so for many more to come. Great Service, Happy Staff and Good Prices. I would recommend their services without hesitation.


    Mae Ann C
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    I have been buying my specs from Portsea Island Opticians for years, I like their service, their prices are pretty good too! I will certainly be going back again soon.


    Pete L

New Logo Nov18 Portsea Island Eyecare

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494