The partnership between Specsavers and Vision Aid Overseas have extended their charity alliance in Zambia until 2017. This partnership will focus on rural areas and promote the education of glasses, health and eye tests.
There has been a rise in the number of severe eye infections according to the announcements from Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH). The most worrying one discovered is targeted at contact lens wearers, practitioners and manufacturers. One of the infections included in this worrying discovery is Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Sight Care have reported statistics indicating that parents are finding taking their children for regular optician check ups challenging. Whilst trips to the dentist continue to strike fear into kids across the country, it appears that having an eye test can also bring about problems for families in the UK.
Having stunned and wowed audiences at Silmo in 2013, Belgian designers Hoet will increase the models in its range which will be manufactured via 3D printing. The eye wear designers new additions will be added to the Couture line, which will see its family grow to five styles, with Amadea and Anastasia.
Brake have again called for government intervention and action regarding the regular eye testing of drivers and motorists in the UK, and are recommending compulsory checks.
In a move of generosity, Pets at Home commercial director Peter Pritchard has offered a £1000 reward for help in finding Tess, a guide dog that has been missing since 23rd July 2014. The reward is being offered as a donation to the charity Guide Dogs. The six year old retriever went missing whilst on a run with her owner.
Organisers of the successful optical show Optrafair are warning clients and potential customers about the recent show guide scam that has become apparent in recent months.
In an effort to help care home staff offer the very best service they can to their residents, Specsavers Healthcall have launched a new personalised information pack for its patients, unique to that individual person. Each pack will have easy to understand and simple guides regarding that persons eye wear needs, conditions and requirements.
American researchers have discovered what they believe to be a direct correlation between a persons life expectancy and deteriorating sight. The project believes that such information should lead us to take further preventative steps and measures more seriously when it comes to a persons visual abilities.
A new publication of statistics by the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows the number of people registered as blind or partially sighted has dropped quite dramatically during the period 2011 to 2014.