Eye Health: Eyes on the road - polycarbonate lenses
Wet weather and winding country roads in Ireland pose challenges for drivers, especially those with poor eyesight.
Losing only one second of braking time can have an impact between a safe trip and an accident.
Help us make our roads safer: 20% of drivers can't see clearly at night.
Ask your optician if you think you may have a problem.
The Irish Society of optometrists recommends that you check your eyes at least once every two years --
More often when your optometrist suggests.
Some patients, such as those with diabetes, should have an eye test once a year.
At Specsavers, you can only be checked by a fully qualified optometrist;
Or in their last year, undergraduate students under supervision. As locally-
We are passionate about bringing home our glasses shop-grown talent.
Make sure the lenses are clean before driving.
Some frame styles are more suitable for driving than others.
Thin and high sides, for example, improve the overall vision.
Carry a spare pair of glasses or lenses with you, especially when traveling long distances or driving abroad.
Plastic or polyester lenses are less likely than glass to break in an accident. An anti-
Reflective coating can reduce front light reflection and provide a clearer visual effect in case of insufficient light.
Polarising lenses reduce glare and are ideal for driving in bright daylight.
Never wearor sunglasses -
Low visibility or at night.
Ask your optician about the Specsavers Ultradrive lens, which has two versions-drive during the day or at night.
Don't wear yellow glasses at night.
They darken the shadows, making it difficult to see people and pedestrians riding bicycles.
If you wear dual focus glasses or multi-focus glasses, please recommend the lens design that is best for driving to your optician.
If you need glasses or contact lenses for driving, be sure to wear them.
If you don't, you're breaking the law and harming others.
Always drive with your headlights on, keep them clean, full of power and make adjustments so they don't dazzle other road users.
Keep your windshield clean and the windshield wiper in good order.
When you park at the traffic lights, put your feet on the brakes.
Your brake light may save you from being hit from the back.
Online access to www book vision testspecsavers.
Or check the gold page of the store closest to you.