Equal access to eyecare should be available to all Exmouth people, including those in care homes.

This is the message from Specsavers Home Visits team in Exmouth during National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), with many care home residents expected have some form of vision loss within the next 10 years.

Specsavers say that "While regular eye tests are essential for everyone, they are especially important for people living in care homes, as they are five times more likely to have sight loss.

Steve Dorrans, Specsavers Home Visits director for Exmouth, said: ‘Maintaining good vision is a key part of any person’s quality of life, but perhaps more so for care home residents because they often have limited mobility, so most of their hobbies and pastimes will involve visual tasks.

‘Specsavers is proud to offer home visits to anybody unable to leave their home, including residents of care homes.’

. To book a home eye test, visit specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests.