The owner of Smart Specs Optical Dispensary is retiring after 12 years of trading on Alloa High Street.

Anne-Marie Macklin the owner of Smart Specs Optical Dispensary has decided it’s time to retire. She will be handing the reins of the businesses over to new owners Joe and Lynn from JLL Optics in Glasgow.

Laura Marshall who has worked with Anne-Marie for the last two years, has become a firm favourite with the customers and has been promoted to practice manager, by the new owners Joe and Lynn.

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Anne-Marie said: “I’ve been working for 52 years and have decided it’s time to play some golf, have a holiday or just take time to sit back and relax.

“It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to have been able to provide our service and value for money spectacles to our wonderful customers many of whom have become firm friends. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their continued custom and support over the years. I really will miss the day-to-day buzz.”