An independent optician on the Isle of Wight, in Cowes, is celebrating 50 years in business.

Willetts & Doig Optometrists has been running since 1974 , when it was established by Geoff Willetts.

On Friday, June 7, patients joined staff for celebrations in the store.

Jake Tinney, director,  said: “Being a part of an independent company that has been in business for this long is truly amazing and the whole team love to work here."

Jake and co-director, Leanne Worley, took the lead following the retirement of Ross Doig, who had been with the practice since 2000.

Willetts and Doig was first to introduce 3D OCT scanning to the Island, in 2011, and first to introduce both Optomap Widefield retinal imaging and Essilor Visioffice technology.

Jake and Leanne have added a new Topcon MYAH, which works to combat rising cases of short-sightedness.

Director, Leanne Worley, added: “The local community has welcomed us with open arms and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know our patients better over the past year.

“We’re really committed to upholding the incredible level of service and eyecare that was provided for many years by our predecessors and we’re excited to see what the future will hold for the practice."