More than £460K invested in new hi-tech store at Vangarde in York

A state-of-the-art Specsavers store has opened at the Vangarde Shopping Park in York after a £460k investment.

The branch will provide employment to more than 10 people in the local area.

The team is headed by 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.

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.

More than 1.3K frames

Charlotte Turner started her career with Specsavers in 2005. She 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.

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 1,300 frames, including a wide selection of designer frames available including Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Balmain and, Viktor and Rolf.