Specsavers is expanding with a new store that has opened on Melton Road in Syston.

The store is located at the former HSBC bank building at 1272 Melton Road, and has been fitted with the latest innovative technology to provide the local community with the best possible eyecare and audiology services. 

Meet the team

The Specsavers store opened in early February and customers are being greeted by familiar faces, Hina Popat, store director, and Carley Jones, store manager. Hina qualified 17 years ago, and spent three of those years working in a hospital eye department. Carley is a qualified dispensing optician and both team members have worked at Specsavers for eight years, bringing a wealth of experience to the new store.

A number of highly-qualified individuals with experience in both optics and customer service complete the team of six, creating four new jobs in the local community. 

A word from the store director

‘We’re very excited about welcoming customers into our new store,’ said store director, Hina Popat. ‘We have a very strong and capable team around us and we’re looking forward to bringing high-quality eyecare and audiology services to the community, as well as contributing more widely by supporting local groups and charities in the area.’ 

Latest equipment

Customers will be able to take advantage of the high-tech equipment on offer, including digital retinal photography, which plays an important role in the early diagnosis and prevention of many eye conditions, by photographing the back of the eye. 

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan will be included as part of every standard sight test for adults. The cutting-edge piece of equipment, which is usually found in hospital eye departments, produces a structural scan of the eye, including layers of the eye that would not normally be visible using traditional eye testing techniques. The results are similar to an ultrasound or MRI scan, in that it creates multiple scan slice images that are built up to form a total image. The OCT machine uses a totally safe, laser light source and not x-ray-type radiation.

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