“One of the main reasons I wanted to set up my own practice was to have the freedom to choose what I thought was best for the patient. I didn't want to be restricted by what sells best, or what the company could only sell. I wanted to be able to spend time with my patients, without feeling rushed about the next one or the patient feeling like they were in production line.” Priyanka Patel, Optometrist & Partner
Priyanka Patel, (BSc MCOptom, Prof Cert Glaucoma), our principal optometrist
Priyanka D. Patel (BSc (Hons) MCOptom, Prof Cert Glauc, Prof Cert Med), our principal optometrist

Priyanka is our principal optometrist, highly regarded by our patients for both her clinical excellence and caring approach.

Priyanka will carry out the main part of your eye examination and write your prescription.

Priyanka’s training also means she can recognise diseases of the eye, such as cataract and glaucoma, and signs that can help diagnose an underlying health condition, such as diabetes.

Priyanka began her career in 2002. After completing a foundation degree in dispensing optics, she went on to obtain a BSc (Hons) degree in optometry and visual science from City University, London. Priyanka has since worked in both private independent and corporate opticians, so has broad experience and a good understanding of how to provide the best possible eye care.

Priyanka completed PEARS, Glaucoma and Cataract Courses at the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC). WOPEC is the only dedicated optometry postgraduate education centre in the world. It’s part of Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, which is recognised globally as a centre of excellence for teaching and research. Priyanka is now an assessor for WOPEC’s objective structured clinical examination.

Priyanka is accredited to see patients with acute eye problems under the local PEARs (Primary Eyecare and Assessment Referral Service) and PEARS plus for Glaucoma Monitoring Scheme, and those referred by local GPs to the Basingstoke and Frimley Hospital.

Priyanka has a BSc (Hons) degree in Optometry and Visual Science obtained from City University, London. She also has a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma obtained at City University, London and in 2014 completed Birmingham City Hospital’s diabetic screening programme. In 2018 she completed her Medical Retina Course.

Priyanka has a special interest in peripheral retina. In 2018 she completed her medical retina course and is working towards becoming an independent prescriber.

Debbie Lambden Our optical assistant

Debbie has joined our team as a receptionist /optical assistant. She deals with both clinical and administration work, helping both Priyanka and Stella.

Debbie enjoys working with and meeting new people. Debbie is committed to providing a very high level of service.

Debbie is keen to further her career by under going the Optical Assistants qualification in the near future.

Debbie has a keen interest in photography.

Debbie Lambden Optimum Vision Clinic
“Really pleased I chose to try Optimum Vision for my eye test this time. The service was far superior to any I have received in high street opticians, the lovely ladies know their stuff and were very helpful (and patient!) in ensuring I chose the right frames for me, and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision about what quality of lens to purchase without any pressure to buy the most expensive ones.
And as I bought two pairs the second lenses were half price, which was a great help. My varifocals were ready to collect in a week and I am thrilled with them. Will definitely be back with my children for their tests. A great service x.” Lynda Hall