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Peter Bowers Optometrist invests £50,000 in improved disabled access

The Staffordshire independent optometrist has installed a new ground floor test room to enhance access for people with physical disabilities

15 Mar 2019 by Selina Powell

An independent practice in Staffordshire has installed a new testing room on the ground floor to enable wheelchair access.

Peter Bowers Optometrist invested £50,000 in the upgrade, which includes improved lighting, a new ramp and compact eye examination technology.

Previously wheelchair users could not be examined at the practice because the only testing facilities were on the first floor up a flight of stairs.

Peter Bowers Optometrist director, Alison Woodcock, highlighted that six patients with limited mobility had made use of the new facilities in the past two weeks alone.

“We want to make sure that more residents of the local community can receive care that was previously unavailable to them,” she emphasised.

An event celebrating the opening of the new facility included a raffle that raised £145 for the Guide Dogs Association.

Image credit: Peter Bowers Optometrist

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