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RNIB launches new support during Mental Health Week

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched a new range of mental health guides for blind and partially sighted people in the South West during Mental Health Awareness Week (between 10 May and 16 May).

The guides offer advice and information on many mental health related topics, such as loneliness, sleep difficulties, resilience and mindfulness, and are downloadable...

Go dry this January to stop your eyes from doing so

People in Plymouth are being urged to put the brakes on their binging this January to make sure they look after their health.

The New Year is an opportunity to detox and go ‘dry’, and Specsavers Plymouth said this is great news for our eyes and ears.

Dr Josie Forte, the store’s ophthalmic director, says: ‘We all know that alcohol can play havoc with our bodies and it’s not...

Fifth of adults in Plymouth risk losing sight

A new study reveals 19% of adults in Plymouth risk losing their eyesight by not having regular eye tests. For those with deteriorating eyesights, you should try contact lenses daily .

The Vision of Britain report, commissioned by Optegra Eye Health Care, shows an alarming percentage of Britain’s eye problems are left too late to treat, leaving 9.8 million of us living in fear of...

Crucial diabetic eye screening work at Plymouth Science Park

Vital work to help check the eyesight of diabetic patients will shortly be taking place at Plymouth Science Park.


The team, from EMIS Care, has moved to the city’s premier business complex where it can benefit from its excellent facilities – from the well positioned offices and free parking for clients through to the stunning views and the on-site café. The park is also located in...

Solar eclipse eyesight warning

Devon Local Optical Committee and the Optometry group at the School of Health Professions at Plymouth University are warning people to exercise caution when viewing the solar eclipse.

The solar eclipse will take place on Friday 20th March 2015 and, dependent on location, people will see a partial eclipse, with up to 97% of the sun blocked out.

Whilst a solar eclipse is an...