Welcome to the SPECS network news pages. This is the place to come for useful, interesting or just plain quirky news stories relating to eyes, eye health, and eye care.
Childrens Competition Winners - World Book Day 2017
1 May 2017
For World Book Day 2017, we ran a competition for 5-16 year olds, giving away 20 book vouchers worth £20 each. All they had to do was to tell us in no more than 50 words what their favourite book was and why. Here are the winners! &n...
National Glaucoma Awareness Week
2 April 2017
"All too often we hear that people do not have an eye health check until they realise that something is wrong with their vision. This is too late for glaucoma as a significant amount of vision will be lost, and it can never be recovered...
World Book Day 2017
22 January 2017
Celebrate World Book Day with us! We have 2 great competitions running with an iPad and book tokens as prizes.
Be Sharp - Road Safety Week 2016
8 November 2016
Road Safety Week 2016 runs from 21st to 27th November. It is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake (www.brake.org.uk) and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year. The theme for...
Danger - Halloween Contact Lenses
29 October 2016
Are you planning to wear novelty contact lenses as part of your Halloween costume? If so, you should think again. These lenses are often sold illegally and can result in very serious damage to your eyes. The College of ...
Today is World Sight Day
13 October 2016
World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The theme of World Sight Day 2016 is: Universal Eye Healt...
National Eye Health Week 2016
19 September 2016
The seventh annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place from 19th to 25th September 2016. Once again, eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the impor...
Independent opticians once again rated best in Which? survey
1 September 2016
The latest Which? survey once again shows that independent opticians are the best places to have your eyes tested and to buy glasses.
Free Eye Tests for EURO2016 Referees
11 June 2016
In the interests of a fair result, SPECS network opticians are offering a free pre-match eye test to all EURO2016 referees. We recognise that the England, Wales, and Northern Ireland teams need all the help they can get at the tourname...
World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week 2016
10 May 2016
It’s World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week from 8-15 May 2016. We are supporting The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust's drive to bring retinoblastoma into the spotlight through its In The Dark campaign. ...