Why Choose Us?

We’re different

Reassuringly independent, we’re a passionate partnership of optometrists and dispensing opticians that want to make a real difference by giving you the best care and service available.

Our approach to your eye health is to provide a thorough and detailed eye examination focused on your individual needs. We go above and beyond the required checks in every single eye examination. Cutting-edge technology and equipment, combined with our experience and expertise, gives the clearest view of your eye health, enabling early diagnoses of problems and the ability to find solutions fast. It’s this clarity and commitment our customers love.

And if your eyesight needs a little help, we have leading choices in frames and contact lenses for you to choose from. Our sales advice will always be straight and true to find the right frames for you from our range of big brands and latest designs. You’ll love to wear your glasses every day.

Meet the team

Continuous academic study is at the heart of our professional services, as we believe it enables us to deliver the most comprehensive eye examinations on the high street.

All of our optometrists also work at Queen Alexandra Hospital Eye Department, ensuring advanced expertise and exposure to the latest developments in ophthalmology, meaning you will always benefit from the latest learning and thinking.

Our dispensing opticians are all fully qualified and very experienced. They work in close contact with lens and frame manufacturers in order to provide the best optical solutions for you.

Our relationships with clients are long standing and second to none. We believe in getting to know you well in order to give you the best service possible and look forward to meeting you in the practice soon.

Ian Loveday
Ian Loveday
BSc (Hons) MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret

Ian joined Robbie and Pat Cameron-Davies in 1994 and has seen many additions to the team and developments in the role of an optometrist over that time. He originally started his optical career in a contact lens practice in Brighton and still enjoys working in this field.
He has an interest in retinal problems, has an additional qualification in medical retina and has worked fortnightly at the QA hospital in the Macular clinic for the last 5 years.

Judith Drabble
Judith Drabble
BSc(Hons) MCOptom Dip Glauc

Judith enjoys working at both practices and in the busy glaucoma clinic at QA hospital. She was awarded her Diploma in Glaucoma which is the highest post-grad qualification awarded by the College of Optometrists. She undertook this at Moorfields Eye Hospital/UCL and Cardiff University. She is now working towards her Independent Prescribers Qualification at City University, London.
Recently she has become an external examiner and mentor for other Optometric post graduate students at Cardiff University.

Stephan Schmidschneider
Stephan Schmidschneider
Dipl AO (EC) BSc MCoptom Higher Cert Glauc

Stephan worked as an optician in Southern Germany and Berlin before he settled on the South Coast in 2006.
He has a special interest in the diagnoses and management of the glaucomas and the management of dry/watery eyes.
Stephan pursued further academic studies at City Uni London and the UCL and is currently working towards the Independent Prescribing Qualification.

Sarah Sapiano
Sarah Sapiano
B Sc (Hons) MCOptom

Sarah has worked at Cameron-Davies for 20 years. She is passionate about delivering bespoke eye care and finding the best solution for her clients. She has a special interest in Diabetic Eye Disease and Macula Degeneration. Sarah has recently completed the post graduate certificate in Medical Retina.

David McCluskey
David McCluskey
B Sc (Hons) MCOptom

With 4 years in the practice, David loves the ability to really spend time with clients and go above and beyond standard eye care. Personally, he likes the flexibility between wearing Acuvue Oasys contact lenses and round Oliver peoples spectacles, although he’s happiest in Maui Jim sunglasses when the sun's shining.

Michael Peer
Michael Peer
FADO MFDO (Southsea Manager)

Michael has a fantastic eye for detail and over 30 years experience. He prides himself on finding the perfect combination of frame and lenses to suit his clients’ visual requirements, face shape and style. He loves to wear a variety of glasses depending on his mood, and wears daily disposable lenses on holidays.

Matthew Grinstead
Matthew Grinstead
FBDO (Portchester Manager)

Matthew, with over 30 years of experience, loves his ability at Cameron-Davies to offer the best customer service as well as exceptional quality products. He likes to wear the products himself too, adorning Lindberg spectacles for lightweight comfort, Maui Jim prescription sunglasses for driving clarity, and Adidas sports eyewear for road cycling.

Carolyn Peer
Carolyn Peer
FADO MFDO

With over 30 years experience, Carolyn aims to make everyone’s eye care experience a positive one at Cameron-Davies and is passionate about frame and lens design. She likes the variety of sometimes wearing her Lindberg spirit and N.O.W frames with Nikon varifocals, and sometimes using 1 day Acuvue multifocal contact lenses.

Marion Loveday
Marion Loveday
FADO MFDO

Marion’s friendly face is often hidden behind the scenes in the office, but she will lend her 30 years of experience in Portchester as needed, helping clients find their perfect frames. She wears glasses day-to-day but relies on contact lenses for social occasions.

Sophie Philpott
Sophie Philpott
FBDO

Sophie likes the atmosphere and ethos of Cameron-Davies so much that she’s been with the business for 24 years. She swears by Nikon lenses for their beautifully clear and tough coatings, Johnson & Johnson Acuvue Oasys 1 Day for comfort, and prescription polarised sunglass lenses for crystal clear clarity.

Laura Ruse
Laura Ruse
FBDO

Laura loves to find spectacles that bring out the personality of her clients, the ones they want to wear out of the shop. Personally she adores her Lindberg frames for their quality, style and comfort, but she also wears contact lenses for sport.

Tom Philpott
Tom Philpott
FBDO

Tom brings with him 25 years of experience to put you at ease and find the right solution for you. He wouldn’t be without his Oakley and Maui Jim sunglasses in the summer due to the amazing clarity of vision.

Kirsty Lawrence
Kirsty Lawrence
FBDO

Kirsty has over 8 years of experience and loves the new developments in frame and lens design. Her aim is to find the right spectacles for everyone as an individual. She wears Lindberg and Orgreen because they are lightweight but still stylish, but also wears Face a Face for something a bit more bold.

Ken Armstrong
Ken Armstrong
FBDO

With a long career in the business, Ken aims to exceed his clients’ expectations, by finding them the most pleasing and comfortable spectacles that they never expected to be within budget. Ken himself wears varifocals for ease in driving , TV and reading.

Bradley Bowen
Bradley Bowen
Trainee Dispensing Optician

Martyn Hatherley
Martyn Hatherley
Trainee Dispensing Optician

Charles Harris
Charles Harris
Audiologist

Having qualified in 2002 I have witnessed first hand the evolution from analogue systems to digital - from using a screwdriver to fit the hearing aid to now using complex software. All along the way the client has been at the centre of every consultation, allowing the accurate and informed selection of the right system, for the right person.

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