All eyes will be on Specsavers which is set to open in Littlemore next month. The store will be opening in Sainsbury’s, Heyford Hill, on Monday 4 February, operating as a sister store to the neighbouring Cowley practice.
The business will be run by directors, Jason Komodikis and Ajay Kaura, who have more than 50 years’ optical experience between them. Both are also familiar faces to Specsavers, as they head up the Cowley store, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year too.
‘Ajay and I are delighted to be launching the new store in Sainsbury’s and welcoming customers through the doors,’ said Jason. ‘We’ve been looking after the eye care needs of the Cowley community for the last 20 years, so it’s great that we can now extend this same service to an additional location.’
As part of the opening, the store has already recruited nine local staff to join the team, which will be headed up by manager Raphael Osemenkhian – a familiar face at the Cowley practice.
Latest high-tech equipment
The brand-new store has two optical consulting rooms, a contact lens area and a dedicated sound-proof room for audiology. It boasts all the latest high-tech optical equipment including an advanced eye-scanning system which helps to detect several eye conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. The Nidek 3D Optical Coherence Tomography machine (OCT) is similar to an ultrasound but uses light instead of sound waves to create a picture from the reflections – in this case, the back of the eye.
OCT scans are additional to the normal eye test and can be requested when the appointment is booked or when the customer arrives in store. The cost of this scan (£10) is not covered by the NHS examination.
Book an appointment
The Heyford Hill store will be open seven days a week, with hearing appointments available three days a week. You can make an appointment via the Cowley store.