Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr Carol Melvin and her husband and consort Andrew Melvin were delighted to officially open the new Specsavers store in West Drayton this week.

The special guests were given a guided tour of the new facilities by Specsavers staff and were also honoured to cut a ceremonial cake to officially open the business on Monday 23 April.

Cutting-edge eyecare 

Located at 40 High Street, the new store has three optical testing rooms and one dual hearing and optical testing room, and is home to the latest innovations available in the eye health industry. This includes cutting-edge tablet technology and Digital Precision Eyecare, which takes a customer’s facial measurements when dispensing glasses to give a personal fit.

The new store will also offer the latest in eye-scanning technology in the form of an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – a service that previously would only have been available in a hospital. This is a non-invasive way of taking a structural scan of the eye, including layers of the eye that would not normally be visible using traditional eye testing techniques. It can help manage conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

New store, same great service

Specsavers West Drayton will be run by three directors – Ekta Kumar, Michael Wong and Mitul Desai – with Ekta and Michael also directors at the nearby Specsavers Uxbridge store.

Ekta says: ‘We are proud and excited to be serving the people of West Drayton. It’s been a great journey to running our second store, and we’re determined to offer our customers here the same great service and high level of optical and hearing care that we provide to customers at our Uxbridge store.’

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