Double Centennial Celebrations At Local Optician

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Two local residents that have reached their 100th birthdays have visited their local optician to ensure their sight is getting the best care possible.

Winifred Anderson from Guiseley came into Specsavers at Morrisons on Otley Road last month for her regular sight test. Attentive staff spotted she had recently turned 100 and made sure they celebrated in store when Winifred arrived. They presented her with flowers, a card and a free pair of bifocal glasses. 

A couple of weeks later, staff were pleased to welcome Ernest Carr, from Yeadon, who will turn 101 this December and has been visiting Specsavers since 2009.

Amanda Gale, retail director at Guiseley Specsavers, said: “Regular, loyal customers like Mrs Anderson and Mr Carr are a pleasure to meet and it’s fantastic that they are continuing to prioritise regular check-ups to maintain their eye health.

Winifred first came to Specsavers in 2005 for an eye test and has regularly returned to keep her eyes and ears in top condition. We’re really pleased we could be a part of Winifred’s special celebrations and look forward to welcoming both her and Mr Carr back to store for years to come!’

For more information or to book an eye test, call Guiseley Specsavers on 01943 879 977 or visit




Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Specsavers

Specsavers notes to editors

  • Specsavers is a Partnership of almost 2,000 locally-run businesses throughout the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, all committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve
  • Each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors who are supported by key specialists in support offices that provide a range of services including marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others
  • There are currently more than 1,700 partners in the UK and Republic of Ireland alone, of whom 548 have been with the Partnership for at least ten years
  • Specsavers was founded in 1984 by husband and wife team, Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, who pioneered the optical joint venture partnership model and also revolutionised the industry with their innovative concept of affordable, fashionable eyecare for everyone
  • Specsavers is a champion of the National Health Service – of its 17.3m customers in the UK, 60% are from the NHS and the company is the largest provider of free NHS digital hearing aids
  • Specsavers is the largest employer of registered optometrists and dispensing opticians in the UK (around 3,500)
  • Total revenue for the Specsavers Group was £1.8 billion in 2012/2013
  • More than 28 million customers used Specsavers globally in 2012/2013
  • Specsavers stores employ more than 23,000 staff globally
  • More than one in three people who wear glasses in the UK buy them from Specsavers - 10,800,000 glasses were exported from the warehouse to stores in 2013
  • Specsavers sold more than 300 million contact lenses globally in 2012/13 and has more than a million customers on direct debit schemes. Specsavers' own contact lens brand - easyvision - is the most known on the high street
  • The hearcare business in the UK has established itself as the number one high street provider of adult audiology services to the NHS
  • Specsavers supports several UK charities including Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Sound Seekers, the road safety charity Brake, the anti-bullying charity Kidscape and Vision Aid Overseas, for whom stores have raised enough funds to build a school of optometry in Zambia and open eyecare outreach clinics in much of the country