Staff at Specsavers in Haverfordwest celebrated the opening of its new store following a £500,000 investment.

Growing demand for bigger premises

The Mayor of Haverfordwest, Cllr. Alan Buckfield, visited the new store on Bridge Street to cut the ribbon and officially open the opticians to the local community.

‘We’ve enjoyed a successful 25-year tenure at our previous store, but to meet the growing demand for our optical and audiology services we needed a bigger premises,’ said store director, Paul Skoczek.

As part of the relocation, the opticians has increased the number of test rooms from four to six, created four new jobs, taking the number of employees to 28, and has created a dedicated sound-proof audiology room.

Adding to the celebrations, a Specsavers Christmas choir performed festive carols and hymns throughout the day to fundraise for the optician’s dedicated charity, Tŷ Hafan.

‘Look forward to welcoming customers’

Paul Skoczek added: ‘We really pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service and high professional standards, so the relocation to a larger store with improved facilities means we’re now in the best position possible to continue delivering on this to our community.

‘It was a really special day for us to have Cllr. Alan Buckfield officially open the store amid a wonderful performance from a Welsh male voice choir, and we’re now looking forward to welcoming customers into our new home to experience the difference for themselves.’

As part of the £500,000 investment, the store houses a digital retinal photography camera, which takes a detailed picture of the back of an eye to closely monitor a person’s eye health. It has also purchased an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine; a cutting-edge piece of equipment that is usually found in hospital eye departments.

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