Specsavers in Kirkby unveiled a fantastic new look this month and celebrated with a memorable launch party that included two dance performances. The updated store in Kirkby Shopping Centre has almost doubled in size, growing from three to five test rooms as part of a £300,000 investment.

Enhanced services for the community

The updates mean a boost to clinical expertise at the store and greater flexibility for customers, including more sight and hearing tests, as well as same-day appointment booking.

One of the new test rooms will be solely dedicated to audiology, meaning clinics can run five days per week to ensure growing customer demand is met.

And in the coming weeks, the store will introduce OCT, eye scanning equipment usually only found in hospitals. It can produce a detailed scan of the eye, enabling early detection of eye diseases.

The extra space also allows the store to display a wider selection of frames available, including new designer ranges by Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and the Gary Barlow-backed Osiris range.

Recently appointed director at the store, Aisha Tasleem, says: ‘We are a very busy store so the expansion here is much needed to meet demand and ensure our customers get the best service possible from us in a spacious and well-equipped environment.

A great future ahead

‘The new facilities will give our clinical expertise a further boost, allowing us to significantly expand the service we can offer to the local community.

‘I joined as store director in January, after working with Specsavers for the past 17 years, so it really is an exciting new start for me too. ‘We have a fab team here and I have strong ambitions to work together to grow the business as much as possible.’

The store opening took place on Monday 25th February, with a performance by adult dance troupe Kirkby Mafia and another dance routine by children from Kirkby CofE primary school.

Children from St Marie’s and St John’s Catholic primary school also attended the launch event and cheered on the dancers. As a special treat, the store gifted all of the children with an Easter egg each.

Commitment to local schools

The store has committed to visiting these and other local schools to give talks on the importance of eye care, as well as offering free eye tests and discount on glasses for school teachers.

Aisha continues: ‘Ensuring we build long-lasting links with local schools is something we feel strongly about here at Specsavers in Kirkby.

‘The dance performances today were just fantastic, they really livened up a sunny afternoon at the Kirkby Centre and it was great to be joined by children from nearby schools too – it ensured our launch event had a lovely community feel which is exactly what we wanted.’

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