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Boots Opticians store in Reading receives exciting new makeover

27 April 2023
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  • Boots Opticians in Reading unveils fresh new look after recent refurbishment.
  • The store celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Laura Mitchell, CEO of local charity Berkshire Vision and Andy Briggs, Manager of the Oracle Shopping Centre.

Boots Opticians has unveiled an exciting new look for its Oracle Shopping Centre store, after undergoing a contemporary refurbishment to update and modernise the area.

This latest revamp is part of a wider investment programme in Boots Opticians stores across the country to improve and refresh the store environment for both customers and team members.

Reading residents wanting to check their eye health with an eye test, in search of a new pair of glasses or sunglasses or looking for contact lenses, will now have access to upgraded equipment for an enhanced in-store service. The area also has a new open plan and modern design, making it easier for customers to browse and try the many frame styles and shapes on offer, including designer brands such as Gucci, Mulberry, as well as sustainable ranges and stylish own brand frames starting from £40.

As well as NHS and private eye tests, contact lens aftercare and free contact lens fitting and trials, Boots Opticians Reading offers OCT eye scans. These are cutting edge, non-invasive scans that allow the Optician to see what’s going on under the surface of the eye. It takes a couple of minutes and can help to detect underlying conditions, such as glaucoma, before any symptoms occur.

The new look store also has a dedicated and revamped Boots Hearingcare facility, with an expert team of audiologists who can offer free hearing checks and provide advanced solutions for hearing loss.

Kris Stannard, Store Manager at Boots Opticians Reading, said: “We are delighted to show off our new refreshed store and can’t wait to welcome the people of Reading, whether they are coming in for an eye test for the first time, upgrading their frames or having a contact lens check. We hope they will love it, as much as we do!”

To officially re-open the store, Laura Mitchell, the CEO of Berkshire Vision, a local charity that provides vital support for visually impaired children and adults, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony. The store also hosted a special launch party to celebrate its transformation with free cupcakes and goody bags available for customers.

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