Optical Express' latest optical store in Bearsden has been opened by Olympic legend Daley Thompson taking an unconventional approach to its unveiling. The decathlete, double Olympic gold medallist, world and Commonwealth champion swapped the conventional silver scissors for the scissors jump as he leaped the red ribbon to launch the new Optical Express store.
The eye care specialist relocated after nine years in the town in order to be able to offer customers a larger, more modern, state of the art opticians in Glasgow, Bearsden, where clients will receive the most clinically advanced eye tests in Scotland and a new, exclusive range of designer frames.
The store will stock Jimmy Choo's new range of designer prescription glasses - tipped to be as popular as the fashion label's range of shoes and bags - following their international launch last month. Customers can also choose from the latest designer frames from top names such as Dior, Prada, Gucci, Patrick Cox, Tom Ford, Cavalli and Chloe.
Daley Thompson said:
"Optical Express' latest venture is a superb facility which will ensure it continues to offer the very best advice, care and treatment for its clients.
"As an athlete I am very aware of the importance of looking after your eyes regular eye checks. Perfect vision is a key tool of our profession and I can't over emphasise the importance for all age groups to look after their eyes.
"While in Glasgow, which will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014, I also took the opportunity to speak to locals about the importance and need to encourage youngsters to become more active to ensure success at the Games in four years time."
Andrew MacKenzie, store manager of Optical Express said:
"Daley Thompson is a renowned athlete who understands the importance of regular eye checks to ensure the best possible performance and we're delighted to have him here today to open our new store.
"Our larger premises, improved facilities including state of the art technology, improved access in addition to a much wider range of glasses, all underline our commitment to improving customer service and experience."
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About Optical Express:
Optical Express is the world's leading refractive surgery provider with its surgeons having carried out more than 700,000 laser eye surgery procedures and performing more than 6 out of every 10 refractive procedures in the UK. The company employs over 3000 people, utilising over 50 ophthalmologists and 250 optometrists across more than 220 locations throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Croatia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States.
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