ABDO comment on police plans to check drivers’ vision

Commenting on plans by three police forces to check the vision of drivers that they stop, Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO Barry Duncan says, “The Association of British Dispensing Opticians is keen to see statutory periodic vision screening for all drivers during their driving life. Plans for three police forces to test the eyesight of drivers they stop is a small but welcome step closer to this. Regular eye examinations are necessary for everyone, spectacle wearer or not, to ensure that people can see clearly, with the right specs if needed. Many people don’t realise that as well as ensuring the correct standard of vision for driving, an eye examination can pick up early signs of eye disease allowing treatment to prevent permanent sight loss. Talk to your dispensing optician if you have any concerns.”

You can read the BBC article on this here.