AOP calls for tighter vision regulations for drivers

8 November 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is inviting practitioners to get involved in its second Don’t swerve a sight test driving and vision campaign ahead of Road Safety Week (19-25 November). The campaign, which in 2017 attracted significant national media interest, highlights the importance of regular sight tests for motorists and calls for a change in the law that would see

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DVLA asks drivers to look again in new EYE 735T campaign

27 July 2018
Source: DVLA

DVLA launched a national eyesight awareness campaign on Monday 23 July 2018.  Drivers will be encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ – a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when driving – this includes being able to read

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Macular Society: Eye patients to be treated earlier

24 January 2018
Source: The Macular Society

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has cleared the way for eye patients to be treated on the NHS before they have to stop driving. National sight loss charity the Macular Society has welcomed the recommendation, which has been included in the new Clinical Guideline on the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently, AMD

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Harriet Harman highlights case of a shocking car accident and asks: Should Elderly drivers take mandatory ‘Fit to Drive’ tests?

1 September 2017
Source: Southwark News

In 2012 Desreen Brooks was walking in Hampstead with her husband Ben Brooks-Dutton and her two-year- old son Jackson when a driver mounted the pavement and killed her. The driver, aged 82, had mistaken the accelerator for the brake and was driving at 54mph in a 20mph zone. He was convicted of causing Desreen’s death by dangerous driving and in

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European Council of Optometry and Optics: Consensus paper: Visual Standards for Driving in Europe

8 February 2017
Source: European Council of Optometry and Optics

This paper is a consensus of opinion from the eye care sector across Europe in regard to driving and visual standards. This is timely in 2017 as the European Commission (EC) is establishing a work stream to examine how the Medical Annex of Directive 2009/113/EC on driving licences has been implemented in Member States. While this exercise is welcome to

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