To celebrate the launch of its relocation, Specsavers in Serpentine Green invited the local Mayor to cut the ribbon and open the brand-new store.
Mayor of the City of Peterborough, Cllr Chris Ash, visited the new location at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre on Saturday 12 January.
Store director of Specsavers in Serpentine Green and Specsavers in Peterborough, Steve Emmingham says: ‘It was a real honour to have the mayor open the new store. Our premises are 90 percent bigger than our previous one, with six test room, an additional 600 appointments available per month and the ability to increase our audiology services vastly.
‘We’ve invested in some fantastic equipment including Frame Styler, which uses images of customers to find the best frames for their face-shape, and our state-of-the-art OCT machine. This new technology means we are able to offer even more support for our customers and really help tackle the issues with the eye and hearing health of our local community.’
The OCT (ocular coherence tomography) machine is a piece of hospital grade technology, which allows earlier and more accurate detection of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, as well as other serious health issues including diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain tumours on or behind the eyes.
Increased audiology services
The store has also increased its audiology services to a seven day a week clinic, including new technology Audio Pad, which can accurately assess a person’s hearing.
This increase in capacity has created jobs in the local area with an increase in the number of positions in retail and employ a trainee contact lens opticians, a pre-registered optometrist and a full-time audiologist.