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Pets At Home Offer £1000 Reward To Help Find Guide Dog

Pets At Home Offer £1000 Reward To Help Find Guide Dog

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.
Beware Of Rogue Optrafair 2015 Show Guide Adverts

Beware Of Rogue Optrafair 2015 Show Guide Adverts

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.
Personalised Eye Care Information Packs For Care Homes

Personalised Eye Care Information Packs For Care Homes

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.
Correlation Between Poor Vision And Life Expectancy

Correlation Between Poor Vision And Life Expectancy

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.
Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Numbers Decrease in 2014

Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Numbers Decrease in 2014

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.
Aston University Research Colour Contrast Testing For Wet AMD

Aston University Research Colour Contrast Testing For Wet AMD

A new research project based at Aston University has begun to investigate the possibilities of a new form of testing to diagnose wet AMD or age-related macular degeneration, specifically the early symptoms.
Research Into Benefits Of Video Games For Amblyopia

Research Into Benefits Of Video Games For Amblyopia

Who said watching too much television could cause your eyes to go square? Well according to a research project in Glasgow, such statements might be about to be disproved... to a certain extent at least.
Are Athletes Passing Up Their 'Peak' Due To A Lack Of Vision Testing?

Are Athletes Passing Up Their 'Peak' Due To A Lack Of Vision Testing?

In the late eighties and early nineties, the idea of looking after your body for a professional footballer would mean having just three pints the night before a game and holding back on the salt and vinegar with your fish and chip supper.
Concerning Laser Eye Surgery Standards On The High Street

Concerning Laser Eye Surgery Standards On The High Street

Billed as the ultimate in vision restoration, with tumbling prices, and seemingly endless advancements in technology, laser eye surgery has come under the microscope during a Which? report into the practices of optical stores and clinics.
Implant To Measure Pressure And Help Treat Glaucoma

Implant To Measure Pressure And Help Treat Glaucoma

A joint research project from Californian and Israeli universities is currently investigating the possibility of an implant designed to help in the treatment of glaucoma.
Brake Calls For Better Driving Vision Testing

Brake Calls For Better Driving Vision Testing

A road safety charity known as Brake is calling on the government to introduce compulsory eyesight tests for drivers. A survey carried out with Specsavers and the RSA Insurance Group has show great support from the public.
International Glaucome Association - Sight Warnings

International Glaucoma Association - Sight Warnings

There are many risk groups within the optical world and one that has been highlighted recently is the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). During recent research, they have urged those that are in the risk group of glaucoma to seek regular eye tests.

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