Optical and audiology services in Bedford double thanks to £800k investment

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The Specsavers store, in the Harpur Centre, will open its doors on March 18 after three months of work on the expansion, which includes a doubling of testing rooms and two designated audiology testing rooms.

Now having 11 testing rooms and two rooms dedicated to audiology services, the team has welcomed two new optical assistants who were hired locally and are currently being trained in store.

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The grand re-opening will begin at 11am and will have cake, ribbon-cutting and drinks available to all customers, and the mayor, Tom Wotton, will be attending the celebration to show support for businesses in Bedford.

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The Ophthalmic Director, Rakesh Nanda, says: ‘It has been a long wait but we are so happy with how the store looks and can’t wait to serve more people in Bedford.’

The Harpur store opened in 1991.The team has a combined experience of over 180 years, has tested 100,000 people and has had the audiology services for almost 21 years.

Ophthalmic director, Dharshana Chauhan, said: ‘It has been amazing to help the people of Bedford, and this expansion is so exciting as we will be able to help more people faster.’

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Anyone unable to visit the Specsavers Bedford store unaccompanied due to disability or illness may be eligible to receive care at home via a team of mobile opticians. The Specsavers home visits service covers more than 90% of the UK. To check eligibility, please visit https://www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests/eligibility

For further information, call the store on 01234 348944 or visit https://www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bedford

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