Thames Valley Police check motorists’ vision during road side eye tests
THREE COUNTIES RADIO ASK HAMMOND & DUMMER TO CONTRIBUTE
Thames Valley Police’s campaign to stop drivers who they suspect of having defective vision hit the news last week. If you fail the road-side eye test, then you could have your licence revoked.
The pioneering new road safety campaign has been launched following an increase in the number accidents on British roads in which the drivers defective vision has been deemed to be a significant and contributing factor.
With so much going on around us, it’s easy to understand why sharp eye sight is required for safe driving. However studies have shown that many motorists unknowingly continue to drive on public roads even when their vision has become impaired.
While elderly drivers are a group particularly at risk from diminishing eye sight, younger drivers can also be effected and so it’s recommended that all drivers under go regular eye tests through out their driving careers.
Last week Three Counties Radio who were covering the the story, got in touch with us here at Hammond & Dummer to ask for an Optician’s opinion and eventually interviewed Claire Husband Dr Bob Ranger, live on air.
Bob said “It was a pleasure be invited to contribute to the debate on 3CR. As one of the leading optical practices in Milton Keynes, the producers wanted our experts view on this latest police initiative.”
“At H&D we have been urging everybody to have a regular eye examinations. Our statistics show that 10% of the population would fail this simple police test. Surprisingly it’s not just the older driver but all of us from 17 to 70. We can lose 40% of our vision before we actually notice a loss of visual power, so the answer is to check by visiting Claire for a comprehensive, hour long examination of your visual health.”
If you’re a driver and you have concerns about your eye sight, you can book an eye examination at Hammond and Dummer right now by clicking the red tab on the right.