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London Drugs opens its first optical center

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WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Optical London Drugs made its debut last month inside a remodeled London Drugs store here.

The full-service optical clinic has licensed optometrists on the premises. Plans call for other Optical London Drugs sites to be announced in the coming weeks.

“At London Drugs we are always looking for new and innovative ways to take care of our loyal customers,” commented Clint Mahlman, executive vice president and chief operating officer for London Drugs Ltd. “Particularly in health care, our role in the health outcomes of our customers and patients continues to expand and evolve. Launching our first-ever optical clinic within London Drugs is another way we can immediately provide an important health care service such as eye exams for our customers living in West Vancouver and the North Shore.”

Optical London Drugs is a partnership between Richmond, British Columbia-based London Drugs and Mark Aginsky, principal of Vision Plus, an independent optometric group with clinics in 12 cities in Washington state, and one in Richmond.

Optometry services will be provided by Dr. Mark D. Aginsky Optometric Corp. Comprehensive eye exams will be offered at the clinic, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including the Optos, a retinal scanner that delivers unparalleled views of the back of the eye, according to London Drugs.

The newly renovated West Vancouver drug store, on Park Royal North, also features a new learning lab, “designed to create an engaging, open learning environment” where customers can participate in workshops on subjects ranging from health and wellness to technology and sustainability, the company noted.

“With our new optical clinic, new educational learning lab and open-space layout, we welcome our customers to come join us for a more interactive and exciting shopping experience at the new London Drugs Park Royal,” remarked Bruno Ferrario, the store’s manager. “We also have a new building management system at the store that has allowed us to reduce our carbon footprint, and we are excited to be able to offer an enhanced recycling station at the store for our West Vancouver residents.”


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