LV= encourages eye tests for drivers
by Richard Kilner
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LV= car insurance has commissioned research indicating that 4.2 million motorists who do not wear glasses admit that their vision is imperfect, and 1.1 million drivers who have glasses or contact lenses for driving so not always wear them.
The most common reason, reported by more than half, for not wearing glasses was simply forgetfulness, with 32% stating they do not need them, despite medical advice.
Twenty-three percent who do not have glasses or lenses admit that their eyesight is not perfect, and 11% report a difficulty seeing at night, with 6% finding poor weather a challenge.
However, a third of motorists have not had an eye test in the last five years, and 13% have not had one for 10 years or more.
It is recommended that drivers have an eye test every two years, though this is not a legal requirement, and only at the age of 70 are motorists compelled to have an eye test.
LV= advises motorists to get their eyes checked every two years, or more frequently, and to wear any glasses or contact lenses they possess.