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Road Safety Week

Road Safety week is the biggest road safety event in the UK. The week is used to raise awareness about how we can make our roads safer.

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Each year there is a different focus of how the roads can be made safer. This year Road Safety Week celebrates the work of professionals who work on the roads, reduce casualties and care for people who have been affected by road accidents.

As eyecare professionals, our role is to ensure that your vision meets the minimum requirements for driving to keep yourselves and others on the road and that there are no eye health concerns that could impact your vision.

The best way to make sure your vision meets driving standards it to attend regular eye examinations, as advised by your Optometrist. At an eye examination at Martyn Kemp Opticians, we use state of the art technology to photograph and scan the back of the eye. These images provide our Optometrists with a detailed view of the retina and optic nerve, allowing them to detect any health concerns in their earliest stages.

Eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other macular conditions, retinal tear or detachment and others are all conditions that could affect your vision and your ability to drive safely.

The Optometrist will also assess your prescription, advising whether there have been any changes and whether a new pair of glasses or contact lenses are required to meet the standards for driving. It is important to update your glasses if a new prescription is required, including a getting a pair of sunglasses for those days that are particularly bright, the sun is low in the sky and there is a lot of glare on the roads.

Contact us today for more information about your vision and driving, or book your eye examination online. 

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