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Mayor of Weymouth joins in celebrations to reopen local opticians

Press Release   •   Feb 03, 2016 10:50 GMT

The Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Christine James, helped Vision Express reveal the results of a refit at its Weymouth store.

Councillor James was accompanied by her granddaughter Mollie Geere to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony declaring the upgraded opticians, in St Mary Street, open on Saturday 30 January.

The visit was familiar for the mayor, as she was part of the store team over 15 years ago.

The refurbishment has seen the installation of new facilities and latest state-of-the-art examining equipment.

Store manager Stephanie Rew said: “We’re delighted with our new store and look forward to welcoming customers to our new look home.

“The feedback from the customers so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re delighted that we can continue to provide the same high level of service our customers know us for with sophisticated screening systems and a wide selection of frames.”

Councillor James added: “Continued investment in successful stores like this is a crucial part of maintaining the local economy in Weymouth and it was a pleasure for Mollie and I to unveil the refurbished store.”

Vision Express offers an eye test to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists, with each Vision Express optometrist being a qualified eye health professional. To book an eye test at the store call 01305 839 071, visit Vision Express Weymouth, 22-23 St Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PN,or book online at

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About Vision Express

Vision Express is the third largest optical retailer in the UK and part of GrandVision,the global leader in optical retail operating across 43 countries, spanning over 5,800 stores and online.

With more than 390 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Built on a passion for the profession, it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best individual optical care, the right product and great value. Customers can select from a vast range of genuine designer brands and the latest technology lenses, through to complete glasses from £39.

Vision Express is considered one of the leading and most trusted opticians in the UK and Ireland, with its European offering supported through sister eye care brands Grand Optical, Solaris and Generale D'Optique.

With around 4,000 employees, Vision Express makes a significant difference to the communities it operates within, and the organisations it chooses to support. As part of its commitment to Vision. Taken Seriously, and as a responsible and caring retailer, Vision Express is proud to partner with a range of healthcare charities, which have touched the lives of customers and teams. These companies provide vital support to people affected by vision-related conditions. They are part of the Vision Express Charity Project and include:

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)
  • International Glaucoma Association
  • Macular Society
  • Stroke Association
  • Temple Street University Hospital.

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