All eyes are on the new opticians which has opened in Eastwood.
The Specsavers store located at 99 Nottingham Road, Eastwood opened on Monday 2 January, creating several new full time jobs for local people and providing a team of expert optometrists.
An experienced team
The team includes some familiar faces from local stores, including benefitting from experienced director Krishna Parmar from Ilkeston and Long Eaton, who will be at the helm of the business alongside Optom Director Amisha Parmar from the Long Eaton store. Lis Brown will be a new face joining the optometry team.
Originally from South Africa, Lis qualified as an optometrist in 1992 and moved to England in 1999, working as a locum optician and originally joining the Specsavers Ilkeston store in 2002. She continued to service the community as a locum optometrist, as well as working for a family-owned independent practice in Eastwood for 16 years. With a thorough knowledge of Eastwood and the local community, she will join the new store for two days each week.
‘I am really looking forward to working at the new store in Eastwood,’ said Lis. ‘I’m also excited to be working alongside Amisha and a hugely experienced and knowledgeable team.’
High tech features
The brand new store has two test rooms where customers will benefit from Digital Precision Eyecare, which ensures everyone receives the very best professional care and advice in frame selection and dispensing for their prescription, vision and lifestyle needs.
The technology allows the optical team to help customers select their glasses following an eye examination. Imaging software on a tablet takes a photo of them wearing the glasses, which in turn captures a range of essential dispensing measurements. These are unique to the customer and their chosen glasses.
Hearing and eyecare capabilities
The store also has a dedicated contact lens area and a high-tech digital retinal camera that helps with the early detection of conditions like glaucoma, by taking a picture of the back of the eye. Digital retinal photography is offered at no extra cost as part of the standard eye examination service.
Alongside the sight testing capabilities, the store also has a hearing test room, as part of Specsavers Hearcare service.
Your friendly, local specialists
Store director Krishna said: ‘Amisha, Lis and I are delighted to be launching the new store in Eastwood and are delighted to welcome customers through the doors. Our aim is that they will see us as the equivalent to their friendly local GP and can be sure of the best possible standards of eyecare and customer service.’
Specsavers recommends that everyone should have their eyes tested every two years, or more frequently if directed 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.
The store will have an official opening ceremony together with a celebratory party day. More details to follow.
The Eastwood store is open seven days a week.