A new opticians and audiologists in Bolton’s Trinity Street has been officially opened by the local mayor.

Specsavers in Sainsbury’s at Bolton Shopping Park was launched by councillor Elaine Sherrington.

Store owners Matthew Thornton and Robert Ogg now employ more than 90 eye care and audiology experts across Bolton, with existing stores in Victoria Square and Middlebrook Retail Park.

Vision for the new store

Robert said: ‘We are thrilled to be creating more jobs in the community and our new store offers another way for our customers here in Bolton to connect with us. We are one big team and our eye care and hearing experts will provide the same great service our customers expect from us.

‘Our new store features 3D scanning technology that allows us to view the eye in more detail than ever before and you can use our virtual try-on technology to see how your specs look from every angle during your next visit.

‘We’re very proud to have such a strong presence in Bolton and place real importance on interacting with and supporting the community. With our cutting-edge technology and first-class service, we feel we’re offering a really excellent service to people in the town.’

The store, located in Bolton Shopping Park, has created five new jobs and also features a new audiology service.


The store’s 3D scanning technology – the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine - is a cutting-edge piece of equipment, usually found in hospital eye departments. It is used for a variety of functions including screening and management of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Customers can also try the Frame Styler, which takes a scan of your face, analyses your face shape, examines your frame history and marries the results with the latest trends to help you find your perfect pair of specs.

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