Dark nights are drawing in and winter weather is ahead. Driving in these conditions can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Have you had your eyes tested recently? Your vision is vital for your safety when driving.
Did you know:
- Around 2,900 road casualties are caused by poor vision every year in the UK.
- It’s estimated that 2-3% of drivers don’t meet the legal minimum standards for driving. And 12% of those who are required to wear glasses, admit that they sometimes drive without them.
- In 2011, 5,916 drivers had their licence revoked for failing to meet minimum eyesight standards.
- You can lose 40% of your vision before noticing it.
1 in 4 drivers in the UK have not had their eyes tested in the last two years. Please don’t put yourself or others at risk by making sure your glasses are up to date and that your lenses are appropriate for driving with. You may even want to consider having a spare pair of glasses to keep in your car just for driving. If you would like more information about Road Safety Week please click here.
If you would like to make an appointment with us please call 01909 486418.
Davies-Todd Opticians (Worksop) Ltd.