The Specsavers team in Runcorn has revealed plans for a major new store expansion representing a £400,000 investment in community health care.
The expansion will see the store double its footprint, increasing the current five consulting rooms to nine, allowing for more eye health services to be offered to customers including the detection and management of minor eye conditions and dedicated diabetic screening.
The plans also include a bespoke consulting room dedicated entirely to an enhanced seven days a week hearing service, supported by a team of trained audiologists.
Store director, Chris Graham, says: ‘This expansion is a proud milestone for our team, and has only been made possible by the loyal support of the Runcorn community over the last 22 years.
‘We are hugely excited about these development plans, which have seen us completely take over the unit adjacent to our store. This investment represents our commitment to new and existing customers in the town and providing more accessible services than ever before.
The team in Runcorn will offer these additional eye health services on behalf of the NHS to help manage a number of eye conditions, meaning people will not have to wait for GP or hospital appointments for this type of care. Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, redness, sudden changes or flashes of light in their vision, among other symptoms, can access these services.
‘We are proud to take our clinical expertise a stage further and enhance the level of care we can offer people in Runcorn with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local GP surgeries and other NHS services.
The new, improved Runcorn store is set to be unveiled in autumn 2016, with the store closing on the 3rd, 4th and 5th September for improvements.
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