Vision screening carried out at the City’s annual motor show highlighted the need for regular eye examinations for drivers.
Free vision checks
Worcester Specsavers staff attended the show to offer free vision checks to test long distance vision among the guests. A worrying 39% of those they tested didn’t reach an acceptable distance vision standard.
'Although this screening doesn’t replace an eye examination, and of course the results are not necessarily indicative of all the visitors at the show, it still raises cause for concern,’ said store director Dean Roberts. ‘Even from a small sample*, nearly half of those people we saw were advised to get a full eye examination to check their vision.
‘We still see so many people at events like the Motor Show, who perhaps have never had their eyes checked or are certainly over the two year recommended period of getting their vision assessed,’ continued Mr Roberts. ‘Motorists with poor vision are not only risking their own lives, but those of others on the road too, and so we’d urge people to make sure they visit their optician regularly.’
Alongside the vision screening Specsavers staff handed out high-visibility jackets to children to help ensure they can be seen when walking to and from school and when out on trips. Adults were treated to goody bags with specs cases and cleaning kits.