Specsavers relocates Carmarthen opticians

A new branch has been opened to offer new services to customers for the first time

12 Oct 2017 by Andrew McClean

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.”

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