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Store Celebrates Spectacular Move

Friday, 17 June 2011

AN OPTICIANS in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating its recent relocation with a fun day in aid of Guide Dogs. 

On Saturday 18 June, the new Specsavers store, now located at 10 Buttermarket, will host a local guide dog puppy and trainer to demonstrate their invaluable work. Staff will be fundraising for the charity by offering specs MOTs in exchange for donations.

Store director Marc Mitchell says: We're absolutely delighted to give our customers a brand new store and want to thank them for their continued support for the past 13 years.

'We hope they enjoy our new premises which offer a greater selection of glasses, six testing rooms and hearing testing facilities. The celebrations on Saturday are to say thank you and to welcome any new customers to the store.'

The new, modern store offers the latest ophthalmic equipment including a digital retinal camera, which can play an imperative role in the early diagnosis and prevention of many eye conditions. It takes a detailed image of the back of the eye known as the fundus, which is the only part of the body where the microcirculation of blood can be directly observed. As well as being a potential sight saver, the camera will also help customers to understand the outcome of their tests and provide a lasting record, which can be used for comparison purposes at their next visit.


To take advantage of this visual health check call 01284 702 240 or visit the store at 10 Bury St. Edmunds. Alternatively please visit the website at www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/burystedmunds




Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Specsavers in Bury St. Edmunds.


 Specsavers notes to editors                                                                     

  • Specsavers was founded by Doug and Dame Mary Perkins in 1984 and is now the largest privately owned opticians in the world
  • The couple still run the company, along with their three children. Their son John is joint managing director
  • Specsavers has more than 1,500 stores throughout the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Annual turnover for the Specsavers Group was £1.36 billion for 2009/10 and is forecast to reach £1.55 billion in 2010/11.
  • Specsavers optical stores and hearing centres are owned and run by joint venture or franchise partners. Together, they offer both optical and hearing services under one roof.
  • Specsavers employs more than 26,000 staff
  • Specsavers was voted Britain's most trusted brand of opticians for the ninth year running by the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands survey 2010
  • More than one in three people who wear glasses in the UK buy them from Specsavers * - 9,700,000 glasses were exported from the warehouse to stores in 2009
  • Specsavers was ranked No 1 for both eye tests and glasses in the UK *
  • Specsavers is the largest retail provider of home delivery contact lenses in Europe and one of the top two retail suppliers of continuous wear lenses in the world
  • Specsavers is now the largest retail dispenser of digital hearing aids in the UK and offers a hearing service from more than 400 locations
  • Specsavers supports numerous optical and hearing charities, including Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. During its three-year support for Diabetes UK it raised more than £250,000 to fund various projects
  • Since 2003 more than a quarter of a million glasses have been collected and recycled by Specsavers stores for Vision Aid Overseas, for use in developing countries. Specsavers has raised over £370,000 for the charity since 2006, with almost £245,000 going towards its work in Zambia.