Meet the Spec-tacular Team at Specsavers Ópticas in Mallorca

THE dedicated team at Specsavers Ópticas in Santa Ponça, Mallorca, has served the local community with essential eye care since July 2011. Since opening, the store has conducted more than 28,000 eye tests and written 1,200 referral letters to local doctors and ophthalmologists for a range of eye conditions including suspected cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and detached retinas. Over the years, the store has sold 30,000 pairs of glasses and 2,664 years’ worth of contact lenses – on average one year of contact lenses for every day they have been open. As well as their optical work, the store is committed to supporting charities close to home and abroad.

Specsavers Ópticas in Santa Ponça employ a team of six store staff, many of who grew up on the island and speak English, Spanish, Mallorquín and German. Their continuous professional development programme enables them to offer staff excellent training and opportunities for professional growth.

Experts in Optical

Led by store directors Andrés Román Romero and Martin Blake, the store offers an unparalleled optical service for all sectors of the market. From kids to the fashion-conscious glasses wearer, to those seeking glasses for work or other lifestyle purposes, and contact lens wearers, the team ensures customers receive the best possible care and advice for all their optical needs. The optical team includes three optometrists; Andres Roman Romero
Gloria Pujols and Marilo Frasquet.

Optical Technology

Specsavers Ópticas offers complete eye tests using advanced equipment. This includes a digital retinal camera, which combines a specialist microscope and camera and enables them to detect the signs of a range of important health conditions before they become serious. If necessary, the optician can refer patients directly for further medical examination to their hospital or general practitioner.

A strong local and international team

Specsavers Ópticas in Santa Ponça has recruited a significant percentage of their team from Mallorca, creating jobs and engaging with the local community. Gloria Pujo Sánchez is from Andratx in Mallorca and she is a qualified optician, receiving her diploma in Barcelona before moving back to Mallorca. She has worked for Specsavers for two years, joining the team because of its excellent training and continuous professional development, as well as its professional eye care credentials She is very involved in the community, having volunteered for three years in an old people’s home on the island and been involved with the association “Òptics Pel Mon” where she helped to repair glasses for those who most needed them. She speaks Spanish, Mallorquí and English.

Marc Ramos is the deputy manager of the store. He is born and bred in Mallorca and has been in the optical industry for 16 years. He joined Specsavers in 2019, as he wanted to be part of a highly professional team and was excited to lead some new projects.

In addition, they have staff members from the UK and mainland Spain and love to serve the local and international community.

Specsavers Santa Ponça – a charitable business
The store is committed to supporting worthy causes in the community and overseas.
They have donated around 2,500 frames to charities in Africa, which distribute them in areas where access to visual care is limited. They have raised over 1,500€ for charities including The Dogs Trust, SOS Calvia, Kidney Research and ONCE. They have also worked closely with the Calvia Lions Club since 2012 to collect unwanted glasses and since 2014 they have been organising free diabetes testing events. In 2015 alone, they tested around 150 people and advised seven people to seek medical attention due to test results.

Store Director Martin Blake also donated a kidney to save the life of his brother-in-law and in doing so inspired all eight Specsavers Ópticas stores to join him in collect funds for Spanish kidney research charity ALCER. They collected more than 1,300€ for this worthy cause.

Specsavers Ópticas Santa Ponça is open from 9.30-20:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00-13:30 on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.

For more information, visit the store Avda. Rei Jaime I 117, Locales 14 Y 15 in Santa Ponca, call 871 964 331, or visit https://en.specsavers.es/stores/santaponca