All eyes will be on Bingham on 27 February as the town’s new Specsavers store opens its doors for the first time.
Opening at Eaton Place, the new store will bring the very best in eyecare to the town. With experienced clinicians and retailers coming together to create the new store, they are promising to serve the community with expert eyecare and audiology.
The team will include some familiar faces from nearby Specsavers, including longstanding directors of the West Bridgford store, Stephen Rogers and Simon Dunn. Stephen and Simon will be joined by ophthalmic director Amit Rana, who has worked at both Bromsgrove and Tamworth Specsavers and has a wealth of experience to bring to the new store.
‘I am really excited about this opportunity in Bingham,’ says Amit. ‘We have a great team around us, and can’t wait to bring Specsavers to the town, welcoming locals as customers and perhaps even staff – Specsavers is a great place to work!
‘There’s a great community feel here, and we are looking forward to working with local groups and charities. Working alongside a town is important to us, we want to provide a much-needed service, and help those doing good deeds around the town.‘
The brand-new store will have two testing rooms featuring the latest ophthalmic equipment. Such cutting edge technology is found throughout the store, including Specsavers’ Precision Care system which assists the optical team in ensuring customers pick the most suitable glasses for them.
Imaging software on a tablet takes a photo of them wearing their selected glasses, which in turn captures a range of essential dispensing measurements. These are unique to the customer and their chosen glasses.
The store also has a high-tech digital retinal camera that helps with the early detection of conditions like glaucoma. Digital retinal photography is offered at no extra cost as part of the standard eye examination service.
Alongside the eye testing capabilities, the store will offer audiology services with free hearing tests and two pairs of digital hearing aids from £495.
Amit continues: ‘We’re very much looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors, and helping them to look after both their vision and hearing. We like to think that they will see us as a valued part of the local community and can be sure of the best possible standards of eyecare, audiology and customer service.’
Specsavers recommends that everyone should have their eyes tested every two years, or more frequently if recommended by an optometrist. Regardless of whether you think your vision has changed, an eye examination is about much more than checking your prescription; it can pick up a number of common complaints and provide early detection for some less common, more serious conditions too.
Hearing is also something that should be closely monitored. Specsavers recommends an annual test for anyone aged over 55, as problems with our hearing are more likely to occur as we get older. In many cases patients don’t realise there is a problem as changes occur gradually over time.