Figures released today about driving and vision reveal that more than one in five people in the UK have not had a sight test in the last two years. The College of Optometrists took part in a BBC Breakfast TV show to offer advise to the public about the regular importance of sight tests.
Research shows that drivers who require glasses or contact lenses often do not wear them while driving and on average, make two journeys a week without them.
Commenting about the findings on this morning’s BBC Breakfast show, Dr Kamlesh Chauhan, Vice President of the College of Optometrists, said: “it is important to have regular sight tests, especially for people who drive and find they are experiencing problems with their vision. The College recommends those over the age of 40 have an eye examination every two years but if there is an existing history of eye problems in the family, or you notice changes in your eyes or sight, it is always advisable to visit your optometrist as soon as possible.”
Watch the interview at www.college-optometrists.org/e-alert
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