Specsavers is opening in Tunstall, marking a 700 store milestone for the UK’s leading opticians.

The 700th Specsavers store is due to open at Alexandra Park, Tunstall, on Monday 15 June, creating eight full time jobs for local people.

The business will be run by three directors; Robert Cannon, Martin Backhouse and Andrew Butler who have nearly 60s years’ optical experience between them. The three are also familiar faces to Specsavers, as both Rob and Martin are directors at the Hanley store, where Andy has also worked for the past seven years.

The former Cult Creatives salon has three test rooms over one floor, including a hearcare room.  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 is used to take an image 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.

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.

Andrew Butler said: ‘My two co-directors and I are delighted to be launching the new store in Tunstall and are very much looking forward to welcoming 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.

‘We are also busy recruiting additional members to join us and would welcome people who have worked in retail to apply; optical experience is preferable but not essential.  Either pop your CV into the Hanley Specsavers store or call for more information.’

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