All eyes will be on a new opticians set to open in Mere Green next week.
Specsavers will be opening on the new retail park, Mulberry Walk, on Monday 23 January, operating as a sister store to the neighbouring Sutton Coldfield practice.
The business will be run by two directors, Tim Goodhew and Giles Edmonds, who have more than 30 years’ optical experience between them. Both are also familiar faces to Specsavers, as they head up the Sutton Coldfield store.
Latest high-tech optical equipment
The brand-new store has two optical consulting rooms and contact lens area on the ground floor and a dedicated sound-proof room for audiology on the first floor.
The store boasts the latest high-tech optical equipment including an advanced eye scanning system which helps to detect a number of eye conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. The Nidek 3D Optical Coherence Tomography system (OCT) is similar to ultrasound, but uses light instead of sound waves to create a picture from the reflections – in this case, the back of the eye. This scanning service will be used when the opticians feel it is appropriate, as part of the sight test and at no extra cost.
Digital Precision Eyecare
Customers will also benefit from Digital Precision Eyecare, which ensures everyone receives the very best professional care and advice in frame selection and dispensing for their prescription, vision and lifestyle needs. The technology allows the optical team to help customers select their glasses following an eye examination. Imaging software on a tablet takes a photo of them wearing the glasses, which in turn captures a range of essential dispensing measurements. These are unique to the customer and their chosen glasses.
A word from the store director
Tim says: ‘Giles and I are delighted to be launching the new store in Mere Green and are very much looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors. We can now offer our customers the best possible standards of eyecare and customer service but with a choice of two locations.’
The Mere Green store will be open seven days a week, with hearing appointments available two days a week. To make an appointment please contact the call centre on 0800 0665461.
The store will have an official opening ceremony together with a celebratory party day. More details to follow.