A free screening day for the public at Huddersfield eyecare specialist, The Body Doctor Ltd, was hailed a great success and more clinics are planned.

At the session, almost 30 people were screened to help assess their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people.

Everyone screened at the firm’s Clayton West HQ received expert advice and a recommended personal treatment plan to help prevent them from developing the life-altering conditions.

The invitation for the local community followed the opening of The Body Doctor Eye Clinic in April, which was performed by the then Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Nosheen Dad, supported by TV medic Dr Hilary Jones, the face of the company’s popular Eye Doctor eye compresses, eyedrops and eyelid wipes.

The Body Doctor Ltd’s marketing manager, Emma Meeres, said: “Many visitors mentioned that their children had seen the invitation and pushed them to take part.

“We had people from Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Newsome, so all around Huddersfield and we had some who had shared the day with friends and got them to come along with them. It was a great success.”

During the screening day the advanced technology LifeMeter accurately and painlessly measured the concentration of carotenoid nutrients from a visitor’s fingertip in less than a minute, with no skin pricks.


Product expert Josh Nelson with the LifeMeter


The presence of the nutrients in the skin is a key indicator of someone’s wellbeing. Those with a low carotenoid level have been shown to have a higher frequency of eye strain and fatigue, trouble driving at night, poor contrast sensitivity and slower visual and cognitive processing, plus an increased chance of sunburn and brain fog.

Studies have also shown that carotenoid concentrations are lower in people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

As people get older the macular pigment in their eyes can wear down and become thinner. This reduces the protection the macula and retina have from oxidative stress which can lead to age-related macular degeneration, reducing the ability to see.

Three carotenoids, lutein, meso-zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin have been discovered in the macula at the back of the eye and in the brain.

Food supplements with the right levels of the carotenoids can enhance quality of life and The Body Doctor Ltd recently became the UK distributor for the innovative MacuPrime and ReMind supplements.

People can follow The Body Doctor Ltd on Instagram and Facebook and can be the first to hear about upcoming clinic dates by registering their interest at https://the-body-doctor.com/pages/the-body-doctor-health-screening