A FAMILY-RUN business has officially reopened in Totton.

Solent Spectacles was originally located on Millbrook Road West but has now moved to a new store on Commercial Road.

The business dispenses glasses and customers are able to bring their prescriptions into the store and choose from a "great range" of glasses at a reasonable price.

Laura Neilson, of Solent Spectacles, said: "We started as a manufacturing optician glazing all the jobs for local independent opticians in the Solent Business Centre.

"We were there for 25 years until the direct dispensing business became so popular we changed the business model and moved to Millbrook Road to have a better retail presence.

"We have been there for 10 years but for most of this time, there have been applications for planning which in 2021 were finally agreed.

"The landlord immediately sold the property to a developer so as our 10-year lease ended on 17th April we decided to move.

"We have now moved to Totton which is closer for the family and staff and will hopefully offer increased footfall, it's been stressful but I'm very hopeful that we will be happy here."

You can find Solent Spectacles at 58-60 Commercial Road, Totton.

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