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E. Aves Opticians in South Woodford are taking part in a national campaign to highlight the dangers and consequences of driving with poor eyesight.

An autumn and winter campaign called ‘Think About Your Eyes’, encourages drivers to consider their own vision by getting their eyes tested every two years, to make sure their vision meets the legal standard for driving.

E. Aves Opticians has joined independent opticians all over the country to participate in the “Think About Your Eyes” campaign. Mr John Pike said he wanted to highlight the importance, as the nights are drawing in and we are faced with different driving conditions including blinding glare from oncoming traffic.

Many drivers know they need spectacles or contact lenses for driving, but may not always wear them or may be using an out-of-date prescription.  John Pike says “If you haven’t had an eye examination in the last 2 years, don’t take it for granted that your eyesight is adequate. If you drive with vision that doesn’t meet legal standards you could be putting yourself, your passengers, other road users and pedestrians in danger.”

A recent survey of 1,000 drivers found 26% have not had an eye test in the last two years and 3% – the equivalent to more than one million UK drivers have never had one. Eye examinations can provide a vital early warning of problems, that undetected, can have potentially serious consequences. For example diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that could lead to cardiovascular disease.

To make an appointment for an eye examination and ensure your driving safety, contact us today on 020 8989 1996.