Specsavers complete Craigavon store reconfiguration

Specsavers Craigavon store directors Michael Kennedy, JP Rice and Colm Campbell and their team look forward to increasing capacity for customer testing

Specsavers Craigavon has completed a store reconfiguration which saw it add two new testing rooms, meaning that 40 per cent more customers can benefit of the testing services in store.

It is also recruiting seven new team members, including opticians and floor staff, to help meet growing demand.

The reconfiguration was the result of a £250,000 investment to cover the structural changes required and additional technology to ensure customers receive the highest standard of care.

Ophthalmic optician and director Colm Campbell said: “We now have a total of seven testing rooms. The additional rooms mean we can increase the number of customers scheduled within a day. This will be beneficial both while we operate under current guidelines and as we progress out of the pandemic.”

The team also installed an additional £30,000 optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine, usually found in hospital eye departments, as part of the recent enhancement.

Part of the reconfiguration saw the Craigavon glazing lab removed, with work absorbed by the existing glazing lab in Portadown. Colm, along with JP Rice and Michael Kennedy, is now a director at both stores.

He said: “Five years ago, I joined JP and Michael as a store director in Craigavon where they had already been working as directors since 2007. In September 2021 I was delighted to join them as director in Portadown, also. It will be a really efficient way of working, of sharing resources, and of serving our customers.”

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