Thirty one years ago Specsavers Exeter first opened. Today the store is celebrating a new era in eyecare following a quarter of a million pound investment.

Specsavers managing director, Paul Marshall joined local business partners Emma Denham and Scott McGowan at the recently refurbished store to celebrate their investment and meet staff.

A local investment

In the past 12 months, Emma and Scott have invested more than £250,000 and created 24 new jobs from front of house staff and administrators, to lab technicians, dispensing opticians and ophthalmologists.

The investment in new technology means that the store now offers 13 testing rooms for eye examinations, contact lens consultations and fitting rooms. There are also three fundus cameras, which take images of the back of your eye to monitor and measure changes at each eye test.

For hearing customers there are two testing rooms providing service, including free hearing tests and a wide range of the latest cutting-edge technology, seven days a week. 

A word from the director

Specsavers Exeter store director, Emma Denham, has been with the business for more than seven years. She said: ‘We are pleased and proud to welcome Paul Marshall to the store today.

‘Our investment is much more than new equipment it is our pledge to make eyecare accessible to everyone in Exeter and the surrounding areas. We want to ensure that no one needlessly suffers sight loss now and in the future.

Specsavers managing director, Paul Marshall added: ‘The Exeter store is a great example of how we are investing in the future of eye health. The store offers a quality and professional eyecare service from the second you walk through the doors, to having an eye test, to collecting your new glasses.’

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