Gloucester Road opticians reveals its new look
Lynne Fernandes Optometrists reopened their Gloucester Road branch at the end of September with a fabulous new restyle.
The existing space has served as an independent opticians for 40 years, and like many local shops, was small with a tight footprint.
Owner, Lynne Fernandes says: "Gloucester Road customers are savvy and supportive and looking for individual style away from mass produced eyewear dullness, so we wanted to respect this by encouraging them into beautiful surroundings and really engage with our eyewear.
“At a time when the retail industry is struggling and we’ve seen a number of closures in the last 12 months alone on the Gloucester Road, we’re really proud to be investing in our independent business and the local area, creating a new vision for the practice.”
The design strategy was to open up the floor space to aid the impression of overall space for browsing and to allow ease of patient flow. This re-configuration has allowed for two more private frame styling areas with a personal shopping feel.
Lynne Fernandes added: “We can now offer a truly personal glasses styling service, in privacy for anyone whether they are looking for a designer frame from our new Autumn Collection which boasts our latest, Kirk & Kirk (favoured by Great British Bake Off presenter, Prue Leith) or an Affordably Fabulous frame from £99.
“We decided now is the right time to expand our range of clinical services to our full compliment, by offering an Advanced Eye Examination with ’MRI’ level scanning technology for those with a family history of eye disease, or increased risks.”