Plymouth optometrist highlights vision crisis

EXPERTS warn the impact of the pandemic is a ‘ticking timebomb’ on Plymouth people’s eye health, as new data is released.

Dr Josie Forte, store director at Specsavers Plymouth, is highlighting the stark findings from a national report* which shows there were 85,780 missed appointments at Specsavers stores in Devon and Cornwall.

The State of the UK’s Eye Health Report 2021,...

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...

Keep your eyes safely on the road

Devon drivers have been urged to look after their sight to avoid harming themselves or others.

For Road Safety Week (November 16-22), statistics from Specsavers’ road safety partner charity Brake show that on average people die every day on the UK’s roads and someone is injured every four minutes.

Devon opticians say that poor vision increases a driver’s risk of crashing...