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Go dry this January to stop your eyes from doing so

Authored by News Desk

People in Plymouth are being urged to put the brakes on their binging this January to make sure they look after their health.

The New Year is an opportunity to detox and go ‘dry’, and Specsavers Plymouth said this is great news for our eyes and ears.

Dr Josie Forte, the store’s ophthalmic director, says: ‘We all know that alcohol can play havoc with our bodies and it’s not...

Optical assistant has a clear head for fundraising

Authored by News Desk

A BRAVE 20-year-old man has shaved his head for charity in a show of solidarity with young cancer sufferers.

William Cooper, an optical assistant at Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists in Plymouth, raised a total of £500 in an event, held at his workplace, to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

William, from Ivybridge, said that he was inspired to take action after...