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Telford eyes up new store

13 August, 2015

All eyes will be on Telford Specsavers as it relocates in the Telford Shopping Centre on Thursday 10 September. 

About the new store

The Specsavers store will be relocating from 103 The Border to 46 Southwater Way in the centre.  The store’s new home spans three floors, with the first level occupying three large test rooms and a spacious seating area, easily accessible for wheelchairs or customers with prams. There are an additional seven consultation rooms on the second floor. 

Customers can take advantage of the same day service (for certain prescriptions) available from the new onsite lab. The store also has a dedicated contact lens department found on the second floor which can cater for any made to measure lenses, for any prescription. Specsavers in Telford has also invested in its audiology service with a soundproof hearing booth, dispensing top of the range hearing aids (both private and NHS).  

‘I’d like to thank our customers’

‘We’re delighted to be moving to our new location which will be more open, offering optimised service for our valued customers,’ said Specsavers Telford store manager Gareth Dobson. ‘Looking back over the last 26 years, it’s amazing to see how the business has changed.  But our values and commitment remain the same – ensuring that we provide the very best in eye care. I’d like to thank our customers on behalf of the store for their appreciated feedback and custom.’

Senior optometrist, Karen Martin, added: ‘We are passionate about eye care and have been recently been recognised by the business for our work with the NHS as we offer seven optical enhanced services. This way, we can offer customers the complete eye care service.’

State of the art equipment

The new store boasts state-of-the-art optical equipment including two digital retinal cameras which take photographs of the back of the eye (included at no extra cost as part of the standard pre-test eye examination service), and pioneering imagining Digital Precision software which links with all the tablet devices, making the process of dispensing specs smoother and more tailored to the customer’s needs.

About the business

Specsavers in Telford first opened in 1989 with a team of just 10 staff, carrying out approximately 100 eye examinations a week.  Today a team of 45 carry out more than 450 sight tests per week, open seven days a week. 

The store will be holding an official opening on Thursday 10 September with a local VIP and a party day on Saturday 19 September with special guests, entertainment and treats for visitors.

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