Specsavers in Northwich completed a major new store expansion, boosting the audiology and eye health care services available to its customers in the local community.

The store expanded into the vacant unit next door, doubling the size of the store’s footprint and increasing the number of consultancy rooms from four to seven. As well as providing more eye testing facilities, these new rooms will also allow staff to run more weekly audiology clinics.

Enhanced capabilities

This investment in new facilities and technology will also further enhance the store’s capabilities, including diabetic screenings, pre and post cataracts services, ocular hypertension scheme and additional DVLA visual field tests.

With these eye health services, Specsavers Northwich can help manage a number of eye conditions meaning more people can be treated in stores rather than having to go to their GP or hospital.

Store director, Salma Kamaluddin, said: ‘This expansion is a proud milestone for our team, and has only been made possible by the loyal support of the Northwich community over the last 32 years.

‘We are hugely excited about this new development and this investment represents our commitment to new and existing customers in the town and providing more accessible services than ever before.’

Reducing pressure on local services

Store director, Harinder Notay, recently completed a diploma in Independent Prescribing (IP) which will allow the store to diagnose anterior eye conditions and treat them in-store, helping to reduce the pressure on local services at Leighton hospital, who traditionally dealt with these eye issues.

Harinder added: ‘We are proud to take our clinical expertise a stage further and enhance the level of care we can offer people in Northwich.’ 

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