Colchester sees the opening of a brand new Optical Express eye clinic

Optical Express was delighted to announce today the opening a brand new eye clinic in Colchester. It’s a new location for the UK’s only full service eye care provider.  At the new Colchester clinic they will offer comprehensive eye tests, a range of glasses including designer frames as well as a full contact lens service.

In addition to these traditional eye care services, the new clinic will also provide pre and post operative assessments for laser eye surgery.  Optical Express is already the UK’s number one provider of laser eye surgery, carrying out more treatments every week than anyone else, and it’s the first time this treatment has been made available to the community of Colchester.  Previously, people would have had to travel to central London or other surrounding areas for this service, now it’s right on their doorstep.

The team of 3 including experienced optometrist Jessica Skellern, are on hand to advise patients on the best optical solution to meet their needs. Jessica said:

What makes Optical Express unique is that we can offer all forms of vision correction, so patients can rest assured we will advise them on exactly the right solution to suit their needs, whether that’s daily disposable contact lenses or a surgical procedure.

Optical Express took the decision to open in Colchester, known as one of the oldest towns in Britain after reviewing its existing data base and looking at where enquiries were coming from.  David Moulsdale, Chairman and CEO of Optical Express commented:

We were seeing a lot of patients in our central London clinics that had travelled in from surrounding areas such as Colchester and decided to look into opening a clinic here. With a population of over 100,000 we saw there was a need for a laser eye surgery provider in the area. It’s early days but we’re already seeing a very encouraging response and we’re looking forward to serving the local community.

The opening of Optical Express in Colchester is part of the companies ambitious expansion plans to open a number of new clinics across the UK and Ireland in 2013.  This is the latest clinic to open in a brand new town for Optical Express and joins the likes of Exeter, Bradford, Bath and Carlisle.

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