As Specsavers in Lanark celebrates 22 years of caring for the sight of people in the town, the store looks back at a hugely successful year.

Comprehensive optics and audiology offering

Due to high demand, opening days have been increased to include Sundays from 11am to 4pm and customers are now flocking in seven days a week for expert optical advice and eye examinations.

The latest technology is used to ensure eye tests are fully comprehensive including digital retinal photography which is carried out as part of every adult eye every examination.

A hi-tech Hearing Centre is also available which offers free hearing tests conducted by a dedicated hearing professional. Weekly clinics are held, with appointments available on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays.

Community engagement

In addition to offering a first-class in-house optical and hearing service, staff also visit schools in the local community to educate pupils on the importance of maintaining good eye health from a young age.

The store has also welcomed a number of week-long school work experience placements, providing pupils with the opportunity to gain an insight into various roles. The pupils get the chance to spend time in the laboratory as well as with its optometrists and staff on the shop floor.

Specsavers Lanark Store director Rubena Kerr said: ‘Promoting the importance of looking after your eye health from an early age remains a huge focus for our store.

‘Children take in a wealth of information through their eyes so it's crucial any issues are picked up at the first possible opportunity.’

Supporting local charities

Specsavers is also proud to support local causes, and recently presented a cheque for more than £600 to Lockhart Hospital and Guide Dogs Scotland after staff completed a sponsored ‘blind walk’ to raise fund and awareness. The team is now currently fundraising for Brain Tumour Research.

Rubena continued: ‘Having been part of the community for 22 years, it’s very important to us to support local causes and give something back to the community.

‘I’d like to thank all our customers for their continued support over the years. We’re looking forward to another fantastic year!’

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