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AOP calls for tighter vision regulations for drivers

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is inviting practitioners to get involved in its second driving and vision campaign ahead of Road Safety Week (19-25 November).

The Don’t Swerve a Sight Test 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 all drivers required to prove that their vision meets the legal standard at least every 10 years.

The campaign has been developed from research which found that nine in 10 optometrists believe that the current sight requirements for a driving licence are insufficient.