If you drive locally, you will know that the dark mornings and evenings – and poor weather at times – can make the roads more dangerous at this time of year.

The eye care specialists at Specsavers Wembley want to help you keep yourself and other road users safe, so they have come up with some top tips to help you navigate the winter.

Make sure you have had an eye test in the last two years

Changes in your vision can be quite subtle, so you may not notice that you cannot see quite as well as you once could. You might need glasses or contact lenses for the first time, or need a new prescription.

Either way, Specsavers Wembley can help you out with an eye test and some great value glasses.

Keep a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses in the car

There is nothing worse than going out without your glasses if you need them to drive.

That is why it makes sense to keep a spare pair in the car. The same applies to contact lenses. And make sure you take something to clean your glasses with too – think of them as your own personal windscreen.

Thanks to in store offers, you can get a great range of glasses ‘buy one, get one free’, so there is no excuse for not having a spare to hand.

Think about having a pair of sunglasses to hand too

Low sun can be a real problem when driving in the winter, so it might help to keep a pair of sunglasses in the car.

A word from the store director

Rakesh Kapoor, store director in Wembley, said: ‘Road safety is a responsibility all of us have to take very seriously. Just by following our tips, you could be keeping yourself and others safer this winter.

‘So why not pop in and see us in store soon.’

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