Winter Driving- are your eyes roadworthy?

As the clocks go back, and the winter is upon us, lower light levels and less daylight can significantly affect vision when driving. Even if a driver experiences no problems during the day, drivers can struggle with an increase in short sight at dusk. Other problems experienced by drivers include halos and reflections around lights and headlamps, difficulty focusing and dazzle or glare.

Now that the long winter nights are drawing in, it is vitally important that your eyes are functioning well for driving in the dark. Regular eye examinations mean that any changes in your eye health can be picked up quickly and your Optician can ensure you have an up-to-date prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

As a driver, you can take just a few important steps to make sure that you can see as well as possible when driving. In addition to having regular eye examinations, keep a spare pair of glasses in the car, make sure your lenses have an anti-reflection coating and check that your windscreen is clean both inside and out.

If your vision is not accurate, you are not just putting yourself at risk, but other road users and pedestrians. Are your eyes roadworthy?