Posted by Aston Avery

Brits unaware they could be fined for driving without prescribed glasses

As the days are rapidly getting shorter and darker, eyesight should be at the forefront of all drivers’ minds. But new research suggests this doesn’t seem to be the case.

A quarter (24%) of those surveyed by The College of Optometrists admit to not wearing their required glasses or contact lenses when driving, citing reasons such as they simply forgot (36%), they are uncomfortable (20%) or even that they don’t want to admit they need glasses (14%).

But unbeknownst to almost half (43%) of Brits, it is illegal to drive without glasses, if they were prescribed, for meeting the vision standards for driving. Doing so can result in penalty points, a fine, driving ban and even a prison sentence.

Aston spoke to clinical advisor at The College of Optometrists Daniel Hardiman-McCartney.

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