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Our Team


Owen Leigh

Lead Behavioural Optometrist

Owen Leigh is one of the most experienced Developmental/Behavioural Optometrists in the UK. He started his postgraduate studies in developmental optometry in 1986.

He established The Vision Therapy Clinic in 1994 to meet the particular needs of children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties. He now works with a wide range of complex vision difficulties assisting physiotherapists, psychologists and specialist teachers (amongst others).  This has resulted in a wide range of assessment and enhancement techniques.

Owen Leigh gained his BSc(Hons) in Optometry at City University in 1981. He is a founder member and past chairman of The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO). He was also chairman of the Education Committee of BABO from 2002-8. He has been a keynote speaker and discussion leader at several international conferences. 

Owen Leigh achieved Fellowship (through examination) of BABO in 2007 and is the appointed lecturer in Learning Related Vision Difficulties.

01730 710174

Hjordis Leigh

Dispensing and accounts

Sally Lucas

Vision Therapist

Helen Harris

Optometric Vision Therapist – (BABO member)

Helen Harris – Optometric Vision Therapist – (BABO member)

Helen joined Owen Leigh Optometry in 2011 as a vision therapist. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, watching them grow as they develop new vision skills and succeeding with their academic, leisure and social lives. She likes to adjust and create activities that help support children and adults to build confidence and overcome the barriers they have had with information processing and/or learning.

Before joining The Vision Clinic, Helen worked as a holistic therapist. She has always been fascinated with the human body and mind, and how the stresses of life can affect our health and wellbeing both mentally and physically.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys walking her dog, painting and spending time with her grandchildren.


Sophie Rose


Sophie Rose joined the practice in 2013. She has always had an interest in Learning Related Vision Problems (her graduate thesis studied the effect of colour on eye movements). She has been an Accredited Behavioural Optometrist since 2001.


Sophie's Specialities within the practice are


    Enhancement of Visual Attention for Reading & Writing

        Lens Prescriptions & Vision Therapy

    Visual Perceptual Processing Difficulties

        Assessment & Therapy

    Autistic Spectrum and Dyslexia


Sophie lives in Hampshire with her husband and daughter, cat and rabbits. When she is not working (which is rare!) she enjoys cooking, sailing, gardening and visual perceptual puzzles and tricks!

The clinic has established a referral network with knowledgeable and experienced practitioners in a number of disciplines, so that 'vision and life care' can be individualised to each patient's needs.






Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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