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Specsavers acquires domiciliary provider

Posted by Optician on 1 August 2013 in Business

Lookbook cazal15 607_602 CapHigh street multiple Specsavers has acquired domiciliary eye care provider Healthcall Optical Services for an undisclosed fee.

The acquisition will not impact the day-to-day running of Healthcall Optical Services and a spokesperson for Specsavers said there were no plans to roll out domiciliary services from its practices. Instead, care services will be led by domiciliary partners with the backing of what the multiple described as first-class business support.

Healthcall director Jayne Rawlinson said the company, which has provided domiciliary services for over 20 years, was delighted to be under the ownership of Specsavers.

‘With the UK’s most trusted optician now backing Healthcall, we are well placed to continue developing our tried and tested service to existing and new customers. This is great news for the future of Healthcall,’ said Rawlinson.

Specsavers professional services director Paul Carroll also backed the new partnership: ‘Healthcall shares our values and offers a vital lifeline to these people. Specsavers is delighted to be supporting its ongoing provision of this domiciliary service.

‘As with all aspects of our eye care and hearing services, we are constantly looking at ways to offer complementary services to customers. At Specsavers we believe in great value and professional eye care for all, which includes those people who cannot access one of our 700 UK stores, whether they are housebound or a care home resident.’

A full partnership model was expected to take a number of years to be fully introduced.