Keeping their eyes on the prize

GLASGOW is set for a mini jobs boost as an optician group announced new investment.

Optical Express, based in Cumbernauld, has revealed it will open 24 new eye clinics across the UK with 100 jobs being created at its Glasgow call centre.

The new clinics, however, will be set up outside of towns and cities where rents are lower.

Operations director for the firm Hugh Kerr said: “Our strategy is to continue to invest in our service offering to deliver the best eye care treatment solution available in the UK, whether that be spectacles, contact lenses or laser eye surgery.

“This investment and recruitment drive underscores our commitments to deliver the most technologically advanced service in the UK but also at the lowest possible cost to the consumer”.