Specsavers in Plymouth to remain open during lockdown

Specsavers Plymouth will stay open for all eye and hearing needs throughout lockdown. Under current government guidance, people are allowed to leave home to attend medical appointments, including eye and hearing tests, which are considered essential healthcare services. If customers can’t leave home unaccompanied for an eye test, they can request a home visit from Specsavers instead....

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Search for unsung Devon stars who’ve been giving the gift of a smile to us all this year

FUN-LOVING father and son Martin and Roman Kemp have partnered with Specsavers this Christmas to find and celebrate Devon’s unsung community heroes – those people who have made us smile during the pandemic.

The hunt is on for anyone whose acts of kindness, charitable endeavours or volunteering efforts could be eligible for a money-can’t-buy prize – a one-to-one video call with Martin...

Plymouth Specsavers stores stay open with safety front of mind

SPECSAVERS stores in Plymouth and Plymstock will remain open for all eyecare and hearing needs when the country moves back into lockdown on Thursday 5 November.

Research by the retailer showed that a third of people in the UK noticed a deterioration in their eyesight during the first lockdown, so it is urging customers to keep their scheduled appointments.

While most...

Plymouth people’s best and worst sounds revealed

CAR alarms, snoring and the screech of nails down a blackboard are the noises that most annoy Plymouth people the most, whereas sounds such as music and birdsong are among life’s greatest pleasures in the South West’s biggest city.

The Specsavers survey [1] also reveals how much hearing means to Plymouth residents – two thirds (61%) say losing it would seriously affect their...

Devon woman’s sight saved following routine eye test

A woman whose sight was saved by specialist Specsavers staff is now urging people to get their eyes tested.

Liz Knight visited the Paignton store for a routine eye test and, using the latest hospital-quality OCT (optical coherence tomography) machine, staff found that she had early signs of developing glaucoma.

With this week being World Glaucoma Week (8-14 March), opticians...

Local opticians supports people living with autism

Staff at Specsavers across Plymouth and Saltash have completed a course, developed with The National Autistic Society, to support customers with autism.

The initiative, which is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide, aims to build the team’s knowledge about the lifelong developmental disability, while helping to improve the customer experience for people with autism and...