The Team At Stephen H Davis Optometrists

Vishal Thanki

Bsc (Hons) McOptom FBDO CL

Is our Resident Optometrist. He undertook his professional training in the community and hospital practice. He specialises in contact lens fitting and dry eye. Vishal has undertaken further training in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and acute eye diseases.

With over 15 years experience, Vishal understands the importance of taking the time to listen to the concerns of patients and ensuring that they are fully addressed during the consultation. Vishal is especially passionate about eyecare for children and works closely with local charities. Via his sporting nature he successfully completed the London Marathon and raised a significant amount of money for 'Sense', a charity for the blind.

Vishal Is a memeber of:

  • - General Optical Council (GOC)
  • - Association of Optometrists (AOP)
  • - British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
  • - National Health Service (NHS)
  • - Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

Bhavik Acharya 

Bsc (Hons) McOptom MASv.P

Bhavik Acharya completed his university training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Bhavik has been in the community care for over 10 years. During that time he has developed a keen passion for children's eye care and now is a regional School Vision practitioner. He specialises in reading and behavioural difficulties and has training in muscle control, colour overlays and colorimetry. His other interests include multi-focal, complex and therapeutic lens fittings. Bhavik has also spent time performing eye care in Africa and has been to and headed charity camps in Malawi several times over the years.

Bhavik is a member of:

  • - General Optical Council (GOC)
  • - Association of Optometrists (AOP)
  • - National Health Service (NHS)

Duong Huynh

Brought up in Stoke Newington, Duong has been with the Practice since 2011. He has a real hands on approach and is technically minded which means that any spectacle repair is possible. Duong is a real family man and likes to pay attention to the smallest detail, so much so that he has the ability to remember the names of nearly every patient on our database! Duong is always on hand to advise you of your choices and make sure you leave the practice happy with your experience. He is a huge football fan and speaks fluent Vietnamese.




Lauren Murnane

Is our Lauren has been working in optics for more than five years. She has a warm smile and an enthusiastic welcome when you arrive in the practice.  Lauren will help you choose glasses based on your preferences and attends to every need of the patient in any way she can. She is all about choosing frames for you that are fun, quirky and with hints of colour, but still work for everyday wear. She currently has two pairs of glasses from our Anne Et Valentin range: ALMA which are a beautiful red cat eye, and FANTASIA, a more neutral pair that are round with a stunning brown patterned front. She is very skilled in frame repairs, fixing even the most hopeless cases! Lauren loves to sing, so you if you are lucky you might hear her singing along to our playlist!