A STORE has had an exciting new make-over as part of a £30 million cash injection to improving the appearance of Princess Square.

Specsavers in Princess Square, Bracknell opened its revamped store on Tuesday, April 23 to the public.

The mayor of Bracknell, Councillor Alvin Finch was invited to cut the ribbon to mark a 'new era' for the store.

Gary Parker, store director, said: "It is an exciting time for our store to see Bracknell town's major rejuvenation programme and to reflect that here, between our four walls, means we are best placed to meet the anticipated increase in footfall to Princess Square in years to come."

The make-over is part of a £30 million project to improve Princess Square and create a new space, called The Deck.

At the launch, Cllr Alvin Finch was shown around the store, which boasts two new sight testing rooms and a room fully equipped with soundproofed hearing space for its audiology team.

He also met the thirty team members of the shop to find out how they look after residents with their eye and hearing needs.

Harvinder Sembi, store director, added: "It was a great opportunity for us to discuss the importance of caring for the community's vision and how we are striving to lead the way with the latest innovations in the optical industry.

"Sight is the nations most precious sense by far, but we know from research that a quarter of people are ignoring the first signs of sight loss."

The store has also been equipped with revolutionary technology, designed to identify preventable sight loss.

The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) helps staff detect early on-set eye conditions and diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy which are causes of blindness.

People are also encouraged to take an eye test every two years to spot the early signs of cardiovascular disease.