News and Blog

Portable music players linked to hearing loss in children

Post on Tue 11th Sep 2018

At Scrivens we have long been concerned about the damaging effects of portable music players on young people’s hearing, and it seems there is evidence to back our fears.

A Dutch study suggests that children who listen to music through headphones could be at greater risk of noise related hearing loss.


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Eye test could spot the early signs of dementia

Post on Thu 6th Sep 2018

At Scrivens we have enjoyed a long association with Alzheimer’s Society, so we were encouraged by the preliminaryresults of a study that suggests eye tests may be able to spot the early signs of dementia.
The small study by researchers at Washington University in St Louis identified that people whose brains had the first physical signs of Alzheimer’s disease were found to have retinal abnormalities, which could be picked by an optician during regular eye tests. 


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Give your eyes a summer break too

Post on Fri 31st Aug 2018

Summer is a time to relax, switch off and take a break from the pressures and demands of everyday life.
It’s an ideal opportunity for a digital detox too. An extended screen break can help reconnect with other activities and give our eyes a rest, whether from computer screens at work or our mobile devices at play.


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Get yourself seen is the advice for teens

Post on Thu 23rd Aug 2018

Teenage years are undoubtedly a time of change with lots going on and perhaps more of a focus or pressure on how to look good.

Looking good takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to having regular eye tests which are a vital part of staying healthy whatever your age.


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Hearing aids, Edwina Currie, and me

Post on Mon 23rd Jul 2018

Our National Hearing Sales Manager, David Obbard, attended an Oticon product event with Edwina Currie as a guest speaker. Read what she had to say about her experience with hearing aids and how it has changed her life!


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Let’s hear it for the joys of summer

Post on Wed 11th Jul 2018

It’s summer holiday season; a time to kick back, escape the everyday and recharge your batteries on carefree sunny days. Whether jetting off to farflung places or enjoying a staycation, a summer break of new experiences and relaxation is good for the soul and the senses.

But please don’t take a break from looking after your hearing – that’s important year-round whatever your age.


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Diabetes week in vision

Post on Mon 11th Jun 2018

It’s an eye-watering statistic that around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year.
Today (11 June) is the start of Diabetes Week to raise awareness of this serious health condition which affects a growing number of lives and is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age in the UK.


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School's out so sunglasses on, hopefully!

Post on Tue 29th May 2018

Half-term holidays are sure to brighten up children, especially if the sun shines.

Freed from classroom constraints, it’s a chance to get out and about and enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Please ensure your children have sunglasses and encourage them to wear them. They look cool as well as doing a cool job of protection.


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Taking action on Dementia

Post on Wed 23rd May 2018

Community events are being staged all around the UK to mark Dementia Action Week and Scrivens is joining in to show its support.

From bake and book sales to raffles, fun competitions and eye-catching fancy dress, our branches are raising funds and awareness for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society.


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