Specsavers North Walsham is officially open for business after a successful launch party.

Fizz and cupcakes

The store, in the old HSBC building on Market Place, was opened by the Mayor of North Walsham Councillor Sallie Stuckey in the last civic engagement of her mayoral year.

Customers were treated to cupcakes from local baker Buttercream Bakes, orange juice and even the odd glass of bucks fizz.

Unique to Specsavers

The Mayor was given a full tour of the store, including a look at their high tech optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine which can take extremely detailed images of the inside of the eye and potentially detect eye and other medical conditions much earlier than traditional methods.

Specsavers North Walsham is currently the only optician in town to have this machine – which cost the management team over £30,000 – available for patients.

A word from the store director

Richard Morris, store director in North Walsham, said: ‘We are delighted to officially be open, and would like to thank all of our customers for taking us to their hearts so quickly.

‘Since we opened, local people have definitely been making their minds up to come to Specsavers North Walsham – and we are delighted to be able to offer them the latest technology in the form of our OCT machine, alongside a great range of high fashion glasses at competitive prices.’

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