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End of an era for opticians

Posted onPosted on 19th Jun

It will be the end of an era when family-run Wycherley Opticians, Sutton, closes at the end of June.

Owner and optometrist Janet Wycherley, who was due for retirement, has been unable to find someone to take over and run the practice in her place.

After the death of her husband last year and the birth of her grandson, she said she wanted to spend more time with friends and family, as well as serving God and the church.

Janet said: “My father, Alan Wycherley, took over the practice in 1952 and I joined him in 1977, so I have personally worked for over 40 years as an independent ophthalmic optician in Sutton.

“I would like to thank clients for their continued support and custom. It has been my pleasure to serve the community.”

Customers’ records have been transferred to the D.I. Blow Opticians practice on Portland Square, Sutton.

Janet added: “The records will be held securely and treated with confidence. The transfer will allow people to have uninterrupted eye care.

“As independent opticians they are also very much part of the community, and provide a very high standard of eye care and a professional and friendly service with good value for money.

“Please ring or pop into the practice if you have any problems going forward, either with your eyes or your present pair of spectacles.”

Pictured are, from left, Dawn Crawford, Janet Wycherley, Hazel Wardle at Wycherley Opticians.