The Body Doctor has launched a new eye clinic with a specialist device that is the only one of its kind in the UK.

The advanced technology LifeMeter can measure people’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people.

The device, which is one of only 12 in the world, will accurately and painlessly measure the concentration of carotenoid nutrients from a fingertip in less than a minute, with no skin pricks.

The clinic was officially opened by the 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.

To celebrate the launch, the Clayton West-based company will be having an open day for the public on May 1.

The Body Doctor’s sales and marketing director Sam Wymer said: “We’re excited to have a LifeMeter in our central hub in Huddersfield as there are only 12 in the world.

“We hope the public will join us on May 1 for an exclusive day’s clinic to understand their carotenoid level and enhance their life.”

The Body Doctor MD Sue Grant (left) with Deputy Mayor of Kirklees Nosheen Dad, sales and marketing director Sam Wymer (second right) and Dr Hilary Jones

During the screening day the LifeMeter will measure carotenoid nutrients, the presence of which 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.

Sam added: “As we get older the macular pigment in our eyes can wear down and become thinner.

“This reduces the protection our macula and retina have from oxidative stress which can lead to age-related macular degeneration, reducing our ability to see.”

Those found to have low levels of carotenoids – lutein, meso-zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin – can take food supplements.

The Body Doctor recently became the UK distributor for the innovative MacuPrime and ReMind supplements.

Sam said: “MacuPrime is the only eye supplement backed by over 15 clinical trials. ReMind is a first of its kind supplement scientifically formulated to support normal brain function, which has been shown to have positive effects on the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients.

Product expert Josh Nelson with the LifeMeter

“The LifeMeter uses the most advanced technology to measure carotenoid levels, with its accuracy scientifically proven in over 30 peer-reviewed studies.

“The recently launched LifeMeter screening package is usually offered to stockists of the MacuPrime and ReMind supplements but we wanted to give something back to our local community to help celebrate the opening of The Body Doctor Eye Clinic.

“This ties in nicely with our company ethos of offering products and services which boost health and wellness, making people’s lives happier.”

The 20-minute appointments are for up to two people per session and will take place from 9.30am-4.30pm at The Body Doctor Ltd, Unit 1, Bridge Industrial Estate, off Park Mill Way, Clayton West, HD8 9XJ.

People interested in taking part are asked to pre-book at