Specsavers Carmarthen has invested more than £57,000 in hospital-grade equipment and new off-site glazing services in a boost for local eye care services.

Hospital-grade technology

The Merlin’s Walk store has invested in an optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine, hospital-grade technology that can screen and manage some of the most common sight loss conditions in Wales - including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

The opticians has also acquired a Neksia machine, which glazes the frames, and has invested in a lens process ordering system that has made the ordering and production process quicker and easier.

Kevin McCarthy, store director at Specsavers Carmarthen, says: ‘We have been serving the people of Carmarthen for 30 years and are committed to transforming eye health in this community. Investing in our customers’ future eye health by offering them access to the best ophthalmic technology out there, at an affordable price, seemed like the right thing to do.’

Exceeding expectations

The investment marks the one-year anniversary of the store’s £400,000 relocation to Merlin’s Walk. Since its official re-opening by Specsavers co-founder, Doug Perkins, the opticians has also employed three full-time retail assistants.

‘Nearly half of all sight loss cases are preventable, so the sooner we detect these conditions and help people access the right treatment the better,’ says Mr McCarthy. ‘Our new state-of-the-art glazing service and staff will help us become more efficient, so we can continue not only to meet but exceed our customers’ expectations.’

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