Rushden Specsavers will be moving premises to open a bigger and improved store in October, creating four new jobs in the local community.

New bigger store
A new premises is being refurbished two doors down from the store’s current trading address. The new store, which is set to open by mid-October, will be three times bigger in size with two extra testing rooms, one of which will be fully soundproofed to cater for audiology appointments.

‘We’re really excited about the new opening,’ said store director, Rikesh Chauhan. ‘The store will be located at the former Twenty One Store site, which has been vacant for quite some time, so it will be great to breathe new life back into it.

Hospital-grade equipment
‘We’ll be operating from our old address until the beginning of October, with our new store expected to open less than a week later, depending on building work. The latest high-tech optical equipment will be featured throughout the new premises, including an OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan which can help detect treatable eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration sooner.’

The scan, which only takes a few seconds, allows an optician to look deeper into the eyes than ever before and it can help to detect glaucoma up to four years in advance. Along with investing in the latest technology, the store has also created four new jobs. The new recruits have already joined the team in preparation for the new opening.

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