Optical experts in Penge will be taking action during Road Safety Week to promote better vision and visibility among pedestrians and drivers in the area.

The team from Specsavers in Penge will be issuing 100 children’s high visibility vests from their store during the annual awareness week, while also renewing their call to drivers to make time for eye tests in their regular healthcare routines.

A word from the store director

Bijal Sakaria, store director of Specsavers in Penge, said: ‘A huge factor in road safety is sight, and as eyecare specialists we feel it is our responsibility to champion awareness of this during Road Safety Week. That’s why we’re calling on local children to help us set an example to other pedestrians to stay visible to road users in poor light conditions over winter by collecting and wearing their high visibility vests. Likewise, we’re renewing our call to drivers to put vision on their agendas and make time for regular screening.’

More about Road Safety Week

Specsavers is a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, an initiative from the charity Brake, which runs from 17-23 November, and aims to promote regular eye examinations for drivers and road safety .

Specsavers in Penge will be handing out 100 high visibility vests to children between the ages of 7-11 throughout Road Safety Week.

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