The old Post Office in Alcester has been taken over by Specsavers.

The new shop at 36, High Street, will create four jobs in the town.

Ben Truslove, a director of the John Truslove agency which helped broker the 10-year deal, said: “We are delighted to have helped our client secure such a prestigious tenant as Specsavers, a well-established high street chain.

“It has been a challenging time for retail so it is good news for Alcester that this prominent building is back in use, creating four new jobs.

“It also shows there is still demand for retail space in this area.”

The building at 36 High Street fell vacant after the Post Office moved two years ago.

The new store acts as a sister practice to Specsavers in Stratford-upon-Avon and is run by the same directors – Paul Griffiths, Jonathan Belcher and Andrew Eaves – who have more than 70 years’ optical experience between them.

Mr Belcher of Specsavers said: “We’re really excited to be here in Alcester where our aim is to offer the same level of dedicated clinical eye care and support that we offer in Stratford to the local Alcester community.”

The store has two test rooms on the ground floor, one of which is also fully soundproofed to cater for audiology appointments, which is available one day a week.

The latest high-tech optical equipment is featured throughout, including an advanced eye scanning system which helps to detect several eye conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.

The store also run eye health clinics, to help people with minor eye conditions including dry eye and red eye. Anyone experiencing discomfort in their eyes, such as pain or redness, can now visit the store as an alternative to going to their GP or hospital.