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  • Specsavers offering free contact lenses

    Saturday 27th August 2022

    PRESS RELEASE            PRESS RELEASE            PRESS RELEASE Switch it up this summer by trying contact lenses   SUMMER is the perfect opportunity to try out contact lenses for the first time – whether it’s to change up your look while enjoying the evening sun or to improve your form playing your favourite summer sport.   But for those…

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  • 61% of people in Northern Ireland unconcerned or unaware about UV exposure to their eyes

    Monday 18th July 2022

    Fashion or function: 61% of people in Northern Ireland unconcerned or unaware about UV exposure to their eyes.    Many of us are aware of the damage the sun has on our skin, but more than half of us here in Northern Ireland are unconcerned or unaware, of the damage it’s having on our eyes, according to a study conducted by Specsavers.    The study offers insight into the public’s view on sun protection and their eyes. Frequent exposure to th…

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    61% of people in Northern Ireland unconcerned or unaware about UV exposure to their eyes
  • Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight

    Thursday 1st July 2021

    Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight   EXPERTS are urging people to have regular eye checks to help protect them from glaucoma – one of the leading causes of blindness in the world[.   Research shows that by 2035 the number of people living with glaucoma in the UK is expected to increase by 44%. However, due to its gradual onset, many people don’t realise they have the condition before it is too late. That is why this Glaucoma Awareness Week (June 28 &ndas…

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  • Opticians warning over ‘silent thief of sight’

    Saturday 13th March 2021

    Opticians warning over ‘silent thief of sight’   World Glaucoma Week March 7-13   EXPERTS are urging people to make their eye health a priority so they don’t succumb to one of the leading causes of blindness in the world – glaucoma. Often called the ‘silent thief of sight’ due to its gradual onset, more than 700,000 people in the UK are estimated to have the condition - and this is predicted to increase by 44% by 2035. Yet, bec…

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    Opticians warning over ‘silent thief of sight’
  • World Hearing Day – 3 March 2021

    Wednesday 3rd March 2021

    Protect your hearing urges musician KT Tunstall Star speaks out on the importance of good ear health World Hearing Day – 3 March 2021   BRIT AND IVOR NOVELLO AWARD-WINNING musician KT Tunstall is encouraging people to protect their ears from damage and have regular hearing checks so that they can continue to enjoy the sounds they love for years to come, after opening up about her own battle with hearing loss.   Hearing a sound that we like puts 91% of u…

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    World Hearing Day – 3 March 2021
  • ‘I thought my glasses simply needed a good clean – but it was something much more serious’

    Friday 29th January 2021

    ‘I thought my glasses simply needed a good clean – but it was something much more serious’ Dungannon grandmother, Gemma Killen, tells how her blurry vision revealed an underlying health issue. Last September Gemma Killen got up as usual, ready to head off to an early church service.  Putting on her glasses she thought one of the lenses was just a little dirty, but even with her specs cleaned and pristine she still couldn’t see properly through her right ey…

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  • Support local businesses in 2020

    Friday 20th November 2020

    My 7 reasons why we all need to support local businesses this Christmas. You may not know that shopping at a local business, rather than a large chain, is better for your community. Research shows that £10 spent with a local independent shop means up to an additional £50 goes back into the local economy. This is simply because the nearby shop owners, who you are spending your money with, will then put that money back into your local community. The fantastic thing about i…

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    Support local businesses in 2020
  • Masks won't keep us from smiling

    Thursday 5th November 2020

    Masks won't keep us from smiling says new research   People in NI are the most likely in UK to strike up conversation with or smile at strangers Almost half think we smile more than the average UK citizen We’re still smiling despite wearing face masks – and using our eyes to help us   IT’S the simple things in life that are keeping us smiling, according to new research by Specsavers, with the sound of children laughing or hearing a glass…

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    Masks won't keep us from smiling