The residents of Orange Walk District now have access to more eye care services. A Courts Optical Branch has opened its doors on the town’s Main Street. Love News attended the grand opening on Monday and spoke to Unicomer’s Managing Director, Javier Ponce about the services that are now available.
Javier Ponce, Managing Director, Courts/Unicomer: “We’re very excited, we’re very happy to be here today. This is a project that’s been on the work for many many months right before we entered COVID last year we were supposed to open and it’s a little overdue now. We had been seeing that the demand for these types of products here in Orange Walk and in the north in general was strong. People were going to other small retailers, going across the border to get their appointments for checking their eyes and just buying whatever they need for their eyes to be taken care of. So now they have everything here you know very close. You don’t need to go anywhere else we have a large selection of frames, lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses. The service that we will provide here is world class just like people from Belize City and Belmopan have experienced for five years now. So try us out. I am thinking you should come in do an appointment and try our offer and try our products which are world class. We have a relationship with the original equipment and product manufacturers for these products so we are not cutting corners on anything and we’re offering just the best of the best. The difference is that we have a full package offer for our customers. We have from the start of the process which is the clinical part when we assess the needs that you have for the graduation of our lenses basically you’re situation as a patient for optical we have a certified optom who is going to be here every day and then we have a special information system that keeps the appointment at the palm of the Optometrist’s hand and they can check and they can known when you are due your next appointment, when you need to come in again and so we’ll be calling you u. So we don’t leave anything to the customer, the customer can be very sure that we’ll take care of you and we’ll follow up with you with anything you need.”
The company’s brand manager, Cesar Ramirez added that there are promotional offers customers can take advantage of.
Cesar Ramirez, Brand Manager, Courts Optical OW: “It’s the grand opening today. We’re inaugurating this store and we want everyone to know that you come in to our stores you’re not going to be charged for any of the services we’re offering right now it’s free checkups, free appointments, you come in get yourself tested and choose the frame that you want. When you come in we’ll have a permanent optometrist, someone that will be here every single day to tend to you. We will also for the week everybody who purchases between Monday and Saturday someone will be eligible to win their purchase for free so it doesn’t matter the cost once you’re selected you walk out you may be getting refund on the money that you paid. We also offer credit so if it’s a credit account you don’t worry about the payment. Now for the month of June we’re also doing a promotion for dads so dads can come in and make their purchase they bring in their son for example you know dad and son come in to make a purchase we’re giving that son the opportunity to get that whole entire purchase for 50% discount; that’s a dads promotion that we’re doing right now.”
The store opens from Monday to Saturday starting at eight in the mornings and to five in the evenings.