Archive for August 13, 2015

Eye Surgery Services To Be Stopped In Six Optimax Clinics

When we encounter problems in our eyesight that needs immediate correction, laser eye surgery Liverpool is probably the best way to resolve it. All around the world, laser eye surgery has helped countless of people with their eye problems. But in the UK, six clinics of the High Street chain, Optimax, which specializes in laser eye surgery, will stop providing refractive surgery procedures.

According to reports, the announcement came after a speculation that the group had been discussing the potential closure of 10 of their 28 clinics. The six clinics that will be stopping their refractive surgery services are said to be the ones in Chester, Hull, Ipswich, Croydon, Nottingham and Southend. There is also a speculation that the aftercare services will also be stopping in the coming months.

Optimax, has however, promised to provide aftercare services to their patients who will be affected by the decision that is why they do not expect their patients and clients to be inconvenienced by it.

Earlier this July, a rival chain had announced that they will also provide aftercare services to the patients of Optimax who will be affected by the discontinuing of their refractive surgery procedures. According to David Moulsdale, the chief executive of Optical Express, even though these patients had been treated by a different clinic, they still feel the responsibility of helping them since they are the market leaders. He also added that all of the patients of Optical Express have been happy and satisfied with their work and have gone on referring them to other people. This is also the reason as to why they have chosen to help the patients of Optimax; to spread goodwill and recommendations.

Optical Express has offered the Optimax patients a first appointment that would include all diagnostic testing, a consultation with an optometrist and if it is ever needed, a surgeon.

Optimax has neither denied nor acknowledged the rumors of their closure although it would not come as a surprise to many seeing that refractive eye surgery has been highlighted negatively by the media which would also include an active which Optical Express is also involved in.

How Self Storage Facilities Are Amassing A Fortune Storing Other People’s Belongings

Thirty years ago, there were no storage units Bristol and people certainly have no idea what self-storage meant. Today, the self-storage industry is the biggest in Europe. It is a business that yields annual revenues of almost £500 million. People have a strong need for storage units Bristol because they own 6 times more stuff than the previous generation. Age-old hoarding instincts are also the perfect conditions for the boom in self-storage industry.

Nobody certainly expected the staggering growth of self-storage industry because people have the habit to store their stuff in garages. However, many pioneers in the industry have amassed a fortune by storing other people’s belongings.

In New York, Sovran Self Storage Inc. reported a key measure of profitability in second quarter surpassing Wall Street expectations. Sovran Self Storage is a New York-based real estate investment trust. The company runs more than 500 Uncle Bobs self-storage facilities in 25 states primarily in the eastern half of the country.

Rising occupancy levels and higher rents have helped Sovran Self Storage gain the second quarter earnings increase of 31%. The company now expects its profits to rise by 19% for 2015 better than the 18% forecast in April to exceed the growth that analysts are now predicting.

According to Sovran, the improvement was due to the more than 1% point increase in occupancy levels that averaged 92.1% during the quarter at the stores that have been open for at least a year. Strong demand has allowed Sovran to increase its rents by an average of 4% to $12.16 per square foot of space.

As a result, Sovran earned $43.4 million or $1.22 per share during the quarter which was up from $33.1 million or $1 per share last year. If you will exclude acquisition expenses and other costs, the profits of Sovran have improved to $44.2 million or $1.24 per share from the $35.6 million or $1.08 per share a year earlier. This was 2% better than the $1.22 that analysts have forecasted.

For a full year, Sovran expects earnings at $4.83 or $4.89 per share that is 19% up from last year and better than the $4.76 per share that is being forecasted.