Specsavers in Bridgend has unveiled a £160,000 refurbishment which includes the launch of audiology services and the creation of new jobs.
As part of the investment, Specsavers has increased the number of eye testing rooms from five to seven, which has reduced the waiting time for an appointment as opticians can now see an additional 36 people a day.
The store now has a dedicated sound-proof room to carry out hearing tests and the retail and waiting areas have been expanded, with more than 1,600 frames on display. As a result of the additional services, Specsavers has created three new jobs and has plans to recruit again soon.
To celebrate, the community was invited into the store for a fundraising event that saw children having their faces painted and featured performances from the Maesteg Gleemen Male Voice Choir. It raised £221 for Specsavers Bridgend’s charity of the year, Tŷ Hafan.
‘Providing the best service’
‘We are thrilled that so many new and returning customers took the opportunity to come in and see our newly refurbished store,’ said director, Ann Simpkin.
‘Our investment is all about making sure that we are providing the best service for our customers, in terms of our professionalism and the range of optical and audiology services that we deliver. By increasing the capacity, we hope to avoid lengthy waiting times for an appointment and by bolstering the team it means we have enough staff to help guide all of our customers through their visit to the store.
‘The icing on the cake during our celebrations was the brilliant performance by the Maesteg Gleemen Male Voice Choir and the £221 raised for Tŷ Hafan. It was a show-stopping way to reopen our doors to the community.’