The Specsavers team in St Helens are celebrating after completion of a major £320,000 redevelopment which will provide enhanced new facilities and services to customers in the town.

Expanded facilities and state-of-the-art equipment

After 24 years in the town, Specsavers, located on Bridge Street, has expanded its testing facilities, meaning staff can meet the growing demand from customers more efficiently. The new hearing and sight test rooms means the store will be able to offer more tests at busy times, while the new contact lens teaching area has doubled in size.

The expansion has also provided additional retail space, meaning the store can stock a wider range of glasses. Now boasting state-of-the-art equipment in all test rooms, and iPads for dispensing, registration and frame selection, Specsavers in St Helens has completely transformed what it can offer to local residents.

New staff to expand workforce

In the summer the store will bring in more new technology which will allow staff to take precise digital measurements of someone’s face to make sure their glasses are a perfect fit. As part of the expansion four additional members of staff have been recruited, bringing the total workforce to 58.

Store director, Tom Lowry, said: ‘This major investment into our St Helens store represents our passion to provide the best possible eyecare and hearing care to everyone in the town, and exceed expectations every time.

Our vision was to update and improve the testing experience for our customers and offer them more product choice. For our loyal team, we wanted to expand and upgrade the staff areas to afford a more comfortable environment.'

24 year legacy 

'After 24 years caring for the eyes and ears of St Helens, we’re delighted to unveil our enhanced store, and look forward to welcoming customers old and new.’

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