Fife Flyers player Chase Shaber is helping Specsavers spread the word of the importance of regular eye health checks – especially for those behind the wheel in the winter months.

It’s a legal requirement for drivers to be able to read a number plate from a minimum distance of 20.5 metres. If you struggle to read registration plates from this distance, visit your local opticans for an appointment.

Specsavers stores in Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Leven are part of Fife Flyers Great 8 sponsors this season alongside Fife home visits.

Regular eye tests are important

Andrew Hepburn, store director at Specsavers Dunfermline, said: ‘Driving is something many of us do every day without thinking much about it, but it can be one of the most dangerous things you do regularly. It is important for motorists to have regular eye tests because poor vision could significantly affect someone’s ability to drive safely.

‘It’s easy to let things like an eye examination slip past, but booking an appointment is simple – and free in Scotland. If you have any concerns about your vision, make an appointment with your local optician today – we’d be happy to help.’

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