Specsavers has opened a new store in Porthcawl, creating nine new jobs.

More than £250,000 has been invested in opening and equipping the new store, which has two test rooms and offers customers the latest in optical technology. This includes digital retinal photography as part of every sight test and the new software, Digital Precision Eyecare - a cutting edge way of selecting and fitting customers’ glasses, using imaging software on tablet devices.

1,000 pairs of glasses

Located at 59 John Street, Specsavers in Porthcawl houses more than 1,000 pairs of glasses from the likes of French Connection, Karl Largerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger.

The store is locally owned and run as a joint venture partnership between Specsavers Optical Group and the store’s directors Claire Edwards, 30, Ann Simpkin, 53, and Paul Morris, 35.

Claire Edwards, director of Specsavers in Porthcawl, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to serve the Porthcawl community by offering a store that is in the heart of the town.

‘I have worked for Specsavers for more than seven years and after developing my professional skills within the business during this time, it is an honour to open my first store in such community-driven area. I look forward to being part of a team that provides the residents of Porthcawl with the best possible eyecare and hearcare services and overall customer experience.’

Special opening event

Specsavers in Porthcawl is inviting members of the local community to drop into the store on Saturday 21 November for a special event to celebrate the opening of the store. At the launch event, customers will have the chance to win a pair of designer frames.

The new Porthcawl store is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.

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