National Eye Health Week

Has it been a while since you last went to the opticians?

Our eyes are extremely important and we should look after them always, especially this week, with it being National Eye Health Week. The purpose of this important week, is to promote the importance of eye health and the significance of regular sight tests for all.

Sight is the sense most people fear losing, yet we’re so blasé about things and don’t know how to properly look after our eyes – however, IAM RoadSmart has put together six top tips to ensure you’re safe on the road.
  1. Book regular check-ups.
    - Over time, your eyesight deteriorates without you even realising. Therefore, it’s important to regularly (we recommend 2 years) to book in with your local options for a check-up. Remember this is free for the over 60’s!

    Book online today your optician's appointment with your local Specsavers
  2. Take a break!
    - When it’s been a long day and you’ve been focusing on so many different things, your eyes can get tired too.
    - When travelling for long periods of time for work, we advise you to have a break either every 2 hours or every 100 miles – whatever is sooner. By doing this, it will allow you and your eyes to have the rest they most deserve.
  3. Driving at night.
    - It’s a scientific fact, as we become older our eyes become less sensitive to light.
    - We advise if you are starting to struggle to see clearly after dusk to avoid night time driving.
  4. Always keep a pair of sunglasses in your car!
    - This will protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
  5. Abide by the law.
    - Recently, the government have put into place a regulation whereby all UK drivers must be able to read (either with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after the 1st of September 2001 from 20 metres – this is equal to 5 car lengths.

    If you want to find out more information about the driving eyesight rules click here
  6. Stay hydrated.
    - This is very important, as water is good for your eyes.
    - In addition to this, the extra bonus is it helps maintain concentration whilst driving.

    Learn more about the importance of hydration behind the wheel here
Richard said: “Deteriorating eyesight can often be a sign of other health problems so a check-up is a good idea. If you do have eye correction prescribed for driving make sure you use it, not having your glasses is a poor excuse when you have had a crash. And how often do you clean your glasses? Even a pristine windscreen will seem dirty if the lenses are covered in fingerprints.”

To conclude, we hope you take advantage of it being National Eye Health Week and get your optician's appointment arranged as soon as possible.
For more CarCliq news click here

Search our Stock