A day of events was held at Specsavers in Eastwood last week to celebrate its official opening.

The ribbon was cut at the new store on 99 Nottingham Road by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins and Councillor Keith Longdon, before the team invited visitors to toast the new store with a glass of bubbly.

The store was decorated with balloons and a commemorative plaque was unveiled on the day by Dame Mary. Visitors enjoyed celebration cakes and drinks, as well as being entertained by music from a giant speaker system outside the store.

‘We were delighted that so many people joined us for a glass of champagne as we cut the ribbon on Wednesday,’ said Specsavers store director Krishna Parmar. ‘The day was a triumph and it was fantastic to have the support of Dame Mary and Councillor Longdon.’

‘Our new store is looking brilliant, and is fully equipped with the latest in optical technology,’ continued fellow store director Amisha Parmar. ‘Now we have officially cut the ribbon, we can welcome everyone inside to take a look.’

The brand-new store has two test rooms where customers will benefit from a high-tech digital retinal camera that helps with the early detection of many conditions by taking a picture of the back of the eye. The new store will also offer Digital Precision Eyecare, a dedicated contact lens area and, alongside the sight testing capabilities, a hearing test room, as part of Specsavers Audiology service.

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