Specsavers invests £650,000 to move to bigger Connswater store

Four new staff recruited, bringing total team number to 37

Some of the team at the new Specsavers Connswater store

Specsavers has opened the doors of a new bigger store in Connswater retail park following a £650,000 investment.

Originally established in 2001 with a team of just seven, it has since expanded its staff team to 37, including four new employees hired during the relocation process.

The relocation will allow for increased customer capacity, with seven testing rooms combined with audiology facilities.

The project has also included investments of around £15,000 in staff training and around £80,000 in new equipment.

Specsavers says the move underscores its commitment to offer accessible and affordable expert eye and hearing care.

Specsavers Connswater is locally owned and run by Paula Cunningham (ophthalmic director) and Lynsey Caldwell (dispensing director).

Paula said: “We’re excited to continue serving the east Belfast community from this new location. Our goal has always been to change lives through better sight and hearing, and this move allows us to do so with even greater efficiency and accessibility.”

Lynsey added: “Specsavers Connswater is deeply rooted in the local community, and we are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our neighbours.

“We can see more customers, offer a great range of services, and being within the retail park means we can also offer a late-night opening. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new customers to our new premises.”