Keeping on top of your eye health could help you avoid causing injury to others, as well as yourself, as a result of an accident.
Rule 92 of the Highway Code states:-
"You MUST be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres. If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you MUST wear them at all times while driving. The police have the power to require you to undertake an eyesight test".
I acted for a client who, as a pedestrian, sustained life changing injury because of a third party driver collided with them whilst they were crossing the road. The driver had poor eyesight.
The attached article published by the NHS provides helpful tips on looking after your eyes, and makes the point that if you are aged over 60 then you are entitled to a free eye test.
Matthew Claxson is a solicitor and a Partner acting for those who have suffered serious injury or bereavement. Matthew can be contacted on email@example.com or on freephone 0800 157 7611. Moore Blatch is a leading UK law firm.
The good news is that if you’re 60 or over, you can have a free NHS eye (sight) test as often as you need one. This is normally every two years, but may be more often in certain circumstances.