Specsavers in Rotheram has unveiled its brand new store refurbishment and expansion, representing a major investment in community health provision and creating new jobs.

The Specsavers store on College Street has expanded to fill another two empty units adjacent to its existing first floor space, providing three additional testing rooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for eye tests.

An official opening

The expansion was officially opened by the Mayor, Councillor Eve Keenan, at a grand event on 16 December.

Visitors to the store were invited to look around the new space and enjoy some refreshments. Children were handed balloons and there was even a giant pair of glasses posing for photos with members of the public.

A word from the store director

Store director Steve Cheshire has been at Rotherham Specsavers for more than 25 years and says: ‘We’re so grateful for our loyal customers, who have made this fantastic expansion possible. We look forward to many more years of business in Rotherham, keeping the local high street alive.

‘We have been offering the very best in customer service for many years – in fact many of our staff have been here for a decade or more and are truly experts in what they do.

'We are very pleased to unveil shiny new premises with added space and modern facilities to match.’

New jobs on the way

The continued growth of the store means it is able to invest in local talent. The store has already employed a new staff member to manage the increased demand, and plans to recruit further for both entry-level customer service staff and qualified optical professionals.

The expanded shop floor allows Specsavers to stock more than 1,400 frames, giving customers more choice than ever when it comes to choosing glasses that make them feel comfortable and fashionable.

There will also be a larger waiting area, so customers can wait for their appointment in comfort.

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