Specsavers in Musselburgh has unveiled its new-look store following £150,000 investment.

The programme of improvements, which has seen state-of-the-art technology installed and five new jobs created at the store, began last month.

Customers will now be able to take advantage of a new soundproof room designed to take precise hearing tests. The store will also use Digital Precision Eyecare, which uses imaging software on tablets to take a picture of the customer wearing glasses to capture a range of essential dispensing measurements. These are unique to the customer and their chosen glasses.

Additional test room 

The number of test rooms at the store has been increased to four, allowing staff to perform 100 additional eye tests every week, while specialist customer advisors and a dedicated call centre will ensure that all customers receive the highest standards of service.

The store revealed the make-over to customers with a special Halloween-themed launch party on Saturday 31 October, designed to raise funds for the Macular Degeneration Society.

Local theatre and screen actor James Martin was the guest of honour at the celebrations, which began with a morning bake sale.

In the afternoon, a children’s costume competition was held, along with balloon modelling, face painting and Halloween games.

James, who plays Eric in the much-loved BBC comedy Still Game, also read ‘revolting tales’ as part of the event.

A word from our store director

Diana Kelly, director of Specsavers in Musselburgh, said: ‘We are absolutely over the moon with the superb new look of the store. I’m looking forward to welcoming customers and providing them with a second-to-none service.

‘I’d like to thank all our customers for being very patient during the refurbishment process

‘It is a great honour to have James, who is a valued customer, come along to cut the ribbon.”

James said: ‘During an eye test it was discovered I had macular degeneration in my left eye. The Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh confirmed it and I attend there once a year for check-ups.

‘Then, some time later, my right eye was also started to deteriorate and a cataract was also discovered.

‘I received an operation to rectify the cataract. A couple of days later I could see the numbers on the buses, I re-joined the library. It was a miracle for me. Thanks Specsavers.’

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