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Specsavers Sunderland spreads the ‘Drive Safe’ message

28 July, 2015

Sunderland Specsavers staff were on hand at The Sunderland Airshow on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, offering free eyecare advice as part of the Specsavers Drive Safe awareness campaign.

The roadshow offered information about the dangers of driving with uncorrected vision and gave drivers the chance to have their vision checked, indicating if they may be in need of a full eye test.

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Over the course of the weekend, Specsavers staff also offered free MOTs for glasses, a ‘magic mirror’ to help visitors choose the best style to suit them and a selection of the latest frames, including Specsavers’ designer and children’s ranges.

The Specsavers Drive Safe campaign calls for the compulsory production of a current eyesight prescription upon application for a driving licence, compulsory re-testing of drivers’ eyesight at regular intervals after the issue of a driving licence, increased roadside eye checks, eye testing at the scene of an accident when possible and a law making it mandatory to carry spare corrective eyewear in a vehicle.

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