Specsavers in Seaham has been a familiar sight in the town centre for eight years.

The Byron Place Shopping Centre store now has 14 members of staff, eight more than when the store opened in 2008 – and four of those have employees worked there since day one.

The store boasts two test rooms allowing it to carry out around 600 eye examinations each month, and customers have a great choice of frames styles with 1,100 to choose from.

Community care

Customer service and helping people understand the importance of eye health is a real priority for the team at Seaham, especially in a small town with great community spirit.

The store sits on the scenic County Durham coast and its ‘seaglass’ beach is a real tourist attraction. Seaglass, polished pebbles of manufactured glass, is created over the years by the churning waves tumbling discarded glassware and throwing it back onto the land scattering it along beaches.

If you’re a collector of the famous tiny pebbles, looking after your eyes will make all the difference when it comes to spotting them!

A word from the store director

Eric Thompson, director of Specsavers in Seaham, said: ‘The Durham coast is a special part of the world and we have a very loyal following of customers. We’d like to thank them for 12 fantastic years of support and we look forward to being of service for the next 12 years and beyond.’

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