Opticians looking to future
WITH their eyes firmly on the prize the staff and clients of My Optical Warwick look forward to the day when they are finally seeing double.
Finally see their practice double in size that is.
Practice manager Cate Walker said the expansion was a positive move forward.
"It is exciting but we still have a lot of work ahead of us," she said.
"We will be expanding into the old Cartridge World shop next-door because we have outgrown our current premises.
"Exact dates are still to be confirmed but it will be happening in mid-June and we will unfortunately have to close for a week while the wall comes down and the builders rebuild. Including the weekends they will have 10 days to renovate."
Head optometrist and owner Paul Morrissey said there was essentially no other option but to expand the practice.
"We are expanding because we have so many clients and need more space," Mr Morrissey said.
"The local population has supported us so well we thought we would repay them by giving them a nicer and larger practice to come back to.
"This move will allow for more space and give us a third testing room so if people keep supporting us we will be able to cater for them again.
"The extra space will also give us the opportunity to expand on our testing equipment and be able to provide better service.
"We have been here for about 12-and-a-half years and this should see us through for another 10-15 years."
Mrs Walker said the extra space would also cater for a larger reception area and more space for the clients.
"Last year was a hectic year with regards to work load and we were struggling to fit people in but with a new optometrist things have become more manageable," she said.
"Paul would be booked out for weeks in advance but since Rachel started at the beginning of the year it has been great and we are still very busy.
"The expansion will make the practice more comfortable for both patients and staff and allow us to cater for the demand in Warwick."