Tag: eye health

Tag: eye health

16 November, 2017
Irene Thomas, with Bridgend store director, Stuart Buckmaster

A Bridgend woman is thanking her optician after signs of a serious health condition were picked up during a sight test.

No previous concern

Irene Thomas, 65, visited her local Specsavers after experiencing chronic headaches, visual disturbances and feeling fatigued. Her visit came just three months after her routine sight test at Specsavers, at which time there was no concern about the health of her eyes.

The mother-of-two was examined by Tracey Seary, on two separate occasions following her symptoms, who referred her to the Princess of Wales Hospital.

16 November, 2017
Specsavers in Godalming host fun week

During the Autumn half term, Specsavers in Godalming had lots of fun!

Children's Eye Health Week

This year, half term coincided with Children's Eye Health Week - a time that encourages parents to have their child's vision checked.   An eye examination will check vision problems but also the overall eye health and sometimes, wider issues can be picked up.

Fun for kids

01 November, 2017
Naomi with Specsavers’ Mairead McCann (left) and Ita Armour

Happy and proud specs wearer Naomi Crawford is helping to mark Children’s Eye Health Week (30 October- 4 November) an initiative spearheaded by Specsavers to help dispel the confusion around children’s eye care.

The five-year-old from Antrim started wearing glasses shortly before her first birthday and since then, both she and big sister Chloe, have been looked after by Davin Quinn and his team at Specsavers in Antrim’s Castle Mall shopping centre.

Rare condition diagnosed

25 October, 2017

Great Yarmouth store director Martin McCormack shares his advice on how to watch out for one the most common eye conditions, cataracts, following Specsavers and the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) recent report showing almost six million people in the UK currently live with sight-threatening conditions, yet 25 per cent of people are not having an eye test every two years.

What are cataracts?

23 October, 2017
The team provided advice and information on eye health at the event

The team at Specsavers in Hucknall shared their optical and aural expertise this summer, attending the local doctor’s surgery health event.

Providing advice to local community

Alongside other community groups, including the ambulance service, community carers and local charities, they provided advice and information to Hucknall locals throughout the day.

20 October, 2017
Local opticians in Bedford held a fun day to raise awareness in children's eye health

Specsavers in Bedford hosted a kids’ extravaganza day on 13 August to promote the importance of children’s eye health in the local area.

The event, which is organised by the opticians every six months, saw staff members dressed up as various characters for the day, while the store was also decorated and balloons and goodie bags were given out to families.

19 October, 2017
Specsavers in Chatham held an event to mark National Eye Health Week, to raise funds for the RNIB

Staff at Specsavers in Chatham have been busy raising awareness of eye health – and have raised money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) at the same time.

The store, in the High Street, held an event on Wednesday 20 September to mark National Eye Health Week, an awareness week held each September that highlights the importance of having regular eye tests.

Fundraising for a good cause

19 October, 2017
Haverhill store director Raju Fynn shares his advice on presbyopia

A survey by Specsavers, in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), recently revealed that nearly every family in Britain is touched by sight problems in some way.

In light of these findings, Haverhill store director, Raju Fynn, has shared his advice on how to watch out for one of the most common eye conditions, presbyopia. 

What is presbyopia?

19 October, 2017

Following Specsavers and the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) State of The Nation report 2017 – which reports that ten times more people (78%) said sight was the sense they fear losing most - Stowmarket store director, Hillary Hayes, has shared her advice on how to watch out for one of the most common eye conditions, conjunctivitis.

What is conjunctivitis? 

19 October, 2017
Specsavers in Godalming urges locals to get 2 year eye checks

Specsavers in Godalming was delighted to invited the Mayor of Godalming, Councillor Simon Thornton to their store during National Eye Health Week (18-24th) in September.

Promoting importance of two year eye examinations

Manish Soni, optical director at Specsavers in Godalming invited the local Mayor to the store to discuss the measures he will be taking to put eye health top of people’s agenda.