Portsea Island Eyecare

Your local Independent eye care experts in a safe, friendly environment

Welcome to Portsea Island Eyecare

Your local Independent eye care experts in a safe, friendly environment

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Portsea Island is our fantastic independent Portsmouth-based branch that is run by our friendly team of qualified professionals. Our carefully selected team of optometrists, clinicians, stylists and receptionists will always supply the best solutions and information you need.

Our lovely site is warm and welcoming, with our staff always on hand to ensure that your visit is a pleasant one.

Your eyes are important. That is why we take the utmost care when it comes to listening to you and then supplying the right advice for your eye care needs. We appreciate that you may have a variety of questions and queries – we are confident that our Portsea Island Team can help you with them all.

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Home Visits and Online Services

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke experience tailored to each client’s needs and wants. If you require a new pair of glasses, a lens consultation or a comprehensive eye examination – you can rest assured that you will have our dedicated team’s time.

Due to the current circumstances regarding Covid-19 and not everyone being able to have access to transportation, we understand that not all of our customers will be able to make it to our site. That is why we have put in place a brilliant new system that lets us provide online services and home visits.

Our experienced team will still be able to continue providing support and guidance to you. With the help of advanced portable testing equipment, our opticians can continue to provide examinations, diagnoses and suitable eye care solutions directly to you in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Should you be looking for a reliable trusted opticians to offer a home visit or online appointment, please feel free to reach out to us. We are always happy to provide any information you require.

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Online Vision Test

Buy Glasses Online

Online Hearing Test


023 9261 0710


144 London Rd, Hilsea, Portsmouth PO2 9DQ

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9am–5:30pm
Friday: 9am–5:30pm
Saturday: 9am–1pm
Sunday: Closed

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 a golf club  in his hand as Lee is a keen golfer.

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 re-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

Optical Assistant

Abigail has a passion for frame styling and takes great pride in helping someone select frames that flatter or blend in – just as you want them to. She has great experience in operating our important ‘pre-screening’ equipment to ensure that each eye examination is customised for our patient’s individual needs. 

Catherine White

Catherine White

Mc Optom Bsc Hons

Catherine has been a Resident Optometrist at Portsea Island Opticians for over 10 years. Catherine also works at the Ophthalmology Department of a local hospital and as such she is extremely clinically driven. Catherine also runs a low vision clinic a for those in need of additional care.

Peter Kidd

Peter Kidd

Mc Optom Bsc Hons

Keeping You Safe

Come to us with confidence knowing that our experienced team will do everything and more to help you with your eye care needs.

We know that Covid-19 has been a concern for all. That is why we have taken all of the necessary precautions to ensure that our site is safe for our customers. Rest assured that our team takes care to regularly sanitise surfaces, wear the appropriate PPE and follow social distancing regulations.

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Independent Eye Care Specialists

We prioritise you and your family, making sure that not only do you have an enjoyable experience with us but that you leave feeling happy with the service we have provided. We feel that it is important to keep our customers feeling at home when visiting. That is why we are always happy to provide a hot or cold drink and interesting reading materials.

Our team is a collective of knowledgeable individuals all of whom have great industry knowledge and exceptional customer service skills. No question or query is too big or small for us, we will always encourage you to discuss the details when you have your appointment however if you have any questions before or after your visit – we are always here to help.

Spectacular Eyewear

Here at Portsea Island, we have a brilliant range of high-tech optical solutions to cater to all of our client’s needs. You can trust that we will offer you the best value for your money! We even have a unique total satisfaction policy, so if you are unhappy with your glasses or contacts, there is a money-back guarantee.

We appreciate how important it is that you receive the perfect eyewear. If you require glasses, lenses or contacts, we are certain you can find the best ones through us!

Our Testimonials

The Vision team were more than friendly and approachable, making the whole experience easy for me. I can't fault the customer service and would definitely recommend using Vision Gloucester to anyone. I love my new glasses!
Josh F
October 19
Excellent service, best opticians I've ever visited. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Thank you.
Ann L
January 20
Had my first eye test in 25 years on Saturday, the service was exceptional, extremely professional and welcoming I felt totally at ease and wasn’t rushed or pressured. I would totally recommend a visit.
Jo C
March 20
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