A Carmarthen Specsavers branch has been relocated after 30 years to double the number of test rooms and introduce audiology services.
The £400,000 relocation from Hall Street to Merlin’s Walk has also created two new clinical roles and three retail jobs.
The site was opened by Specsavers co-founder, Doug Perkins, and fashion designer, Jeff Banks on 6 October.
Mr Perkins, who was born in Llanelli, said: “I played for the Carmarthen Quins more than 50 years ago and spent much of my early life in the area, so this felt like a home-coming to me.”
“In fact, I was lucky enough to have many of my former teammates come out in force to help us celebrate this relocation,” he added.
The Specsavers co-founder was given a tour of the new site by store directors Kevin McCarthy and Samuel Hodson, with Mr Banks, who was born in Ebbw Vale.
Mr Banks said: “It was good to be back in Wales at the opening of the Carmarthen store as part of my ongoing relationship with Specsavers – especially as we have some exciting new eyewear planned for the next two years.”