£300k refurbishment for Birkenhead Specsavers

Extensive refurbishment makes practice “one of the most advanced Specsavers in the country”

11 Apr 2015 by Ryan O'Hare

A Specsavers practice in Birkenhead has undergone a £300,000 refurbishment to remodel and install new state-of-the-art equipment.

The work was carried out in order to expand and modernise the three-floor practice, improving patient accessibility and increasing the number of testing rooms, dispensing booths and hearing testing facilities.

According to practice director, Ken Roberts, the refurbishment has effectively extended the sight testing capacity by 100% on the ground floor and by 20% on the first floor. 

“One of the key features is that we now have one more test room on the ground floor to increase access for our disabled customers, which is very important to us,” said Mr Roberts, who has been director of the store for 23 years.

“Another improvement is that we now have a dedicated room for our two diabetic retinal screening cameras, each of which cost £20,000,” he added.

“We have long prided ourselves on the work we do in this vital area which involves the early detection of diabetic retinopathy.” 

The refurbishment included a £100,000 state-of-the-art computerised robotic lens grinding machine, as well as a dedicated room for diabetic retinal screening.

Mr Roberts said that the improvement make the practice “one of the most advanced Specsavers in the country.” 

He added: “The benefits of the investment are already showing through because we recently had our busiest ever week – which I am delighted to say brought a letter of congratulation from our managing director.”


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