Daughter of CEO Dhani Narine and wife, Madonna, cuts the ribbon declaring the new facility openedOptique Vision Care, in its mission to provide high-quality eye care services to all Guyanese, has expanded, opening its fifth branch at MovieTowne on Thursday evening.The new location, which features Optique’s complete design with the inclusion of luxury brands such as Cartier, Bvlgari and Gucci, will illustrate cutting edge technology and customers can expect to have the VIP experience as the company seeks to transform the optical industry in Guyana.The new Electronic Health Record System, which will allow for more efficient customer care, which is a critical component of modern patient care, will be rolled out at all locations within the next two months.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Dhani Narine stated that Optique’s mission is to become nationally recognised as a household brand and Guyana’s leading optical centre.As such, in addition to the opening of the new branch, Optique recently commenced their Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme which will address the growing burden of diabetic retinopathy in Guyana.“We are excited to share our new service with Guyana. As a result of this initiative, more than 70 per cent of our optometrists are now certified in grading fundus photos and we were able to establish a central electronic diabetes register and have increased diabetic retinopathy screening rates at Optique by 50 per cent in under 5 months” Narine revealed.Optique has also implemented monthly continuing medical education sessions that have been approved by the Medical Council of Guyana which allows for optometrists to receive credits for the annual registration of their medical license.“As leaders in the optical industry, we are committed to the development of our staff, improved services to our customers and to the continuous evolution of eye care services in Guyana. We will continue to invest in the training of optometry interns from the University of Guyana’s optometry programme and cultivate partnerships with the public sector in order to develop and implement sustainable eye care programmes that address the burden of visual impairment in Guyana,” the CEO assured.Delivering the feature remarks, President of AmCham, Zulfikar Ally congratulated Optique, noting that now is the time to invest in Guyana.“I think that we can all appreciate the fact that our small business owners are taking risks and pursuing dreams and as a direct result are creating jobs for hundreds of Guyanese. Businesses like yours are very important for the economic wellbeing of our country and the generation of today. We can all agree that the next 5 to 10 years will bring about a lot of dramatic changes in the business landscape of Guyana. Our economy is posed for unprecedented growth and the time to make investments is now” Ally urged Guyanese.The AmCham President noted that his institution is very optimistic about Guyana’s future and as such is more optimistic when small businesses expand.“While Optique Vision Care may be a young company, it has demonstrated over a short period that it is serious about business and I am quite sure that anyone who have benefitted from their service would know this. The level of customer care is not only superior but affordable and the products cater to a diverse customer base. The company have a great model that any small business should follow” Ally congratulated.Optique presently provides employment for 42 Guyanese and has other branches at the Giftland Mall, Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), East Street, Georgetown and Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD).