Specsavers Ballymena are undergoing a major restructuring in response to community demand for its services. Store directors Valerie Penney and Adrian Murdoch are investing £200,000 in their premises at Fairhill Shopping Centre for a total re-fit and the addition of state-of-the-art equipment.

New test rooms

Following the re-fit the store will offer five optical test rooms which will be fully equipped with the latest eyecare technology such as digital retinal cameras. This new technology also includes Digital Precision Eyecare which is a cutting edge new way of selecting and fitting customers’ glasses, using imaging software on tablet devices.

Dedicated hear care services

For the first time the store will also offer a dedicated hear care room complete with sound-proofed booth for optimal testing conditions. Customers will be able to avail of free three-minute ear screening seven days a week or a full one-hour hearing test carried out by audiologist Joanne Torrens by appointment each Tuesday.

Cutting edge facilities

Valerie Penney, store director in Ballymena said: ‘After 20 successful years in our current premises we decided that it was time to optimise the space available to us. Given the increasing demand for our services there is no doubt that the six testing rooms we now have available will be in full use seven days a week.

Hearing services in particular have been experiencing growth and we have put a significant share of our investment into creating a dedicated test room to accommodate this. We are delighted to be able to offer cutting edge facilities to our customers which will fully streamline their eyecare experience.’

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