Optical and audiology services in York have received an extra boost with the launch of a state of the art Specsavers store at the Vangarde Shopping Park this week.

The new store has benefitted from a £460k investment and will provide employment to more than 10 people in the local area.

The new team at the Vangarde store, will be headed by the store’s directors Deryck Watts, Charlotte Turner and David Binks, who hope to support York residents with sight and hearing issues with the help of the store’s high-tech services, including the state-of-the-art OCT machine.

The trio of directors have clocked up 90 years of experience on the front line of optical and audiology services across the region, having also headed up the York city centre store.

Charlotte Turner started her career with Specsavers in 2005 and said, ‘We have worked hard to ensure that the new store will help us to accommodate customers quickly and comfortably, while retaining the high quality of customer care that we pride ourselves on.

‘We were very excited to unveil the new store and we hope our customers enjoyed the opening of the store and we’d like to thank them for their patience’.

She added: ‘I feel so lucky to be director of a brand new Specsavers store. I am incredibly passionate about optics and audiology and I also really enjoy building the careers of our new starters. Specsavers offers lots of career progression, and it’s amazing to help members of staff develop and grow.’

As well as sight and hearing tests, the new store will provide a wide range of optical and audiology services, equipped with five test rooms, six dispensing desks, walk-through pre-testing area, as well as a sound-proofed audiology booth.  The new Vangarde store will also significantly boost audiology services, something that is very much needed in the region.

The store boasts a £40k OCT machine, a piece of eye scanning equipment that is usually only found in hospitals. This will allow optometrists to see into the eye more clearly than ever before, resulting in more accurate and earlier detection of eye diseases.

The store stocks 1300 frames, including a wide selection of designer frames available including Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Balmain and, Viktor and Rolf.

For more information or to book an appointment at Specsavers Vangarde please visit the store at Kiosk 1, Vangarde Shopping Centre, Vangarde Way, York, YO32 9AE, call 0800 066 5389 or visit https://www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/vangarde