Edinburgh-based independent 20 20 Opticians has refurbished its flagship Queen Street practice and added audiology services to its offering.
The practice, which is part of the Duncan & Todd Group, decided to expand and create more space for its growing number of patients, as well as employing a fourth full-time optometrist, Stephen Young.
General manager of 20 20 Opticians Queen Street, David Turner, said: “Widening the current service is greatly important for the growth of the store. We see a mixed client base, so it’s essential that our health checks and products cater for all demographics.”
“There’s certainly a strong demand here for audiology and we’re looking forward to seeing how this service progresses over the next few years, especially as the wider public begin to realise the importance of hearing care,” he added.
Audiologist, Phillip Page, has been appointed to lead the practice’s new audiology services, which the independent said has become increasingly popular across the UK.
Mr Page has 20 years of experience in hearing care, serving in the Intelligence Corps for six years and working for companies such as Amplifon, Boots and the Ida Institute.
Speaking about his appointment, Mr Page said: “Audiology is an important health service that has been recognised by 20 20 Opticians as an important factor in their client’s overall health and wellbeing.”
“Many people do not realise that hearing loss is related to Alzheimer’s and even dementia, as well as isolation and a downward spiral of cognitive decline. I’m excited to help grow this service in an already well-established business,” he added.
The practice stocks designer eyewear, including Lindberg, Gucci and Tom Ford, as well as hearing care brands, such as Phonak and Oticon.