Specsavers in Haverfordwest has collaborated with a local TV channel to showcase its new store, following its December relocation to Bridge Street.

Major investment

Locally owned and run by directors Andy Britton and Paul Skoczek, the new store has seen a £500,000 investment, which has increased the number of test rooms from four to six, created four new jobs - taking the number of employees to 28 - and seen a dedicated sound-proof audiology room installed.

‘Huge range of services’

‘We wanted to showcase the store with this video, highlighting to old and new customers the huge range of services we offer on their doorstep,’ said Mr Britton.

‘We are passionate about providing the Haverfordwest community with the highest standards of clinical professionalism, and this collaboration with Herald TV will hopefully illustrate that.’

The store also 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, which is a cutting-edge piece of equipment that is usually found in hospital eye departments. The machine can be used for a variety of functions, including the screening and management of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Scooped two national awards

Specsavers in Haverfordwest has also recently celebrated winning two prestigious optical awards, scooping the ‘Special Award in Clinical Excellence’ at Specsavers’ national award ceremony in February, followed by the ‘Enhanced Optical Service’ title at the Optician Awards in April.

Mr Britton added: ‘The two national award wins were the icing on the cake for the team here – we were in highly competitive categories at equally respected awards ceremonies, so we were thrilled to come out on top for both.’

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