A new state-of-the-art Specsavers store is opening in Ty Glas Shopping Park, Llanishen.

£400,000 investment

The store’s partners have invested £400,000 in the 1,500 square foot premises, which will offer both optical and audiology services and has created 12 new jobs.

This a further investment for clinical director, Frank Moloney, and retail director, James Deavall, who both currently own and run practices in Leckwith, Queen Street and Albany Road. They are joined by Clare Corcoran, optometrist director, who has run Specsavers in Brecon for 12 years.

Clare has access to high-tech optical technology such as fundus cameras and Optical Coherence Topography, giving professional care and advice on anything from children’s eyecare through to cataracts and glaucoma.

Open seven days a week, the store has two test rooms and a hearcare room, with more than 1,200 frames on display.

Demand for Specsavers’ services

‘As directors, we are responsible for the practice’s ethic and service culture, which has made Specsavers so successful in Cardiff, but Clare will also be the driving force on the ground fulfilling the role of principal optometrist,’ says Frank.

‘As demands for Specsavers’ optical and audiology services in has grown, it was clear that we were not servicing north Cardiff as well as we could.’

Clare adds: ‘Ty Glas Shopping Park is a fantastic location for us as we’re neighboured by other well-known high-street brands but we’re still in a community setting, conveniently located for patients and customers living in north Cardiff suburbs.

‘We’re extremely proud of the practice; we’ve spent a lot of time considering the design and layout and the finished product is an open space that is full of natural light. I am looking forward to welcoming patients and customers this month.’

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