A sight for sore eyes

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A WIGAN optician has completed a major quarter-million-pound redevelopment.

Specsavers, in Bradshawgate, Leigh, has expanded its testing facilities by a third, enabling staff to meet growing customer demand more efficiently.

The store’s ground floor facilities have been increased from one to two rooms, improving accessibility for customers with limited mobility, and now incorporate state-of-the-art, purpose built eyecare and hearcare consulting rooms.

The expansion also sees the unveiling of a new pre-testing facility.

And the firm has invested in advanced technology including iPads, which has seen the removal of the reception desks and large PC units to allow customers to directly interact with staff.

Replacing the waiting area is a relaxing customer lounge where shoppers and their families can watch TV and make use of the customer iPads.

The firm has also created a new call centre and fittings and adjustment bar.

Store director Rumit Patel said: “After 22 years of caring for the eyes and ears of Leigh, we are sure our customers will be as excited as we are when they enter their new Specsavers store.”

Wigan Mayor Coun Phyll Cullen, who officially opened the store, said: “With more than two decades in the town, we are delighted to see Specsavers invest so significantly into their Leigh store.

I’m sure the benefits of this investment will be felt throughout the community, and really reminds us how important local businesses are to Leigh’s future.”