Cornwall stores support Argyle Legends match in memory of popular Truro architect

SPECSAVERS stores in Cornwall are sponsoring a Plymouth Argyle Legends fundraising football match for a Truro family whose father died at the age of 49 last year.

The stores in Falmouth, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Newquay are each offering £100 – £700 in total – towards the sum raised by the match, which will boast some of Argyle’s finest former footballers....

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,...

Vision and hearing care right in your home

Plymouth people unable to visit their optician or audiologist can now get a home visit.

Throughout the pandemic, many in and around the city have missed out on essential audiology and eye-health services, so the Specsavers store has launched a home-visiting service to ensure that everyone can receive tests, treatment and help with their glasses and hearing aids.

A similar...

New shoes ‘more important’ than health checks for children heading back to school

Devon parents are being advised to make sure that their children’s health is a top priority when they return to school on 8 March.

Research by Specsavers shows that for 69% of parents, ensuring their child has new shoes is at the top of the list when sending them back to the classroom. This is followed by new uniform and PE kits (66%) and new stationary (25%).

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Opticians report increase in cases of ‘coronavision’ eye strain on the rise in latest lockdown

People across Devon are being urged to look after their sight, with new research showing that eye strain and other sight-related issues have increased significantly since the first pandemic lockdown.

The research finds that 42% of people have noticed their sight deteriorate since March 2020 - almost double the number of people noticing sight deterioration during the first lockdown (...

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...