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Driving eyesight roadshow takes safety message to employees

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A driving eyesight roadshow has tested the eyesight of thousands of employees across the country as part of Road Safety Week. 

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare visited seven companies as part of the initiative, testing more than 2,000 employees along the way.

Suzanne Randall, corporate account manager at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “The main element of the roadshow was vision screening, using a portable device, which allows the optician to check that an individual’s eyesight meets the legal requirements for driving.”

The roadshow visited the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), for a professional development day with 150 attendees at the Motor Heritage Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Carly Brookfield, director at DIA said: “The amazing news is that 45 of our members had their eyes screened throughout the day and all passed with flying colours, which goes to show that our driving instructors are leading by example and are practicing what they preach.” 

Using the vision screening facility over a period of eight months during 2013, Specsavers has seen one in three drivers fail the sight test for driving.

The results for the DIA members are, therefore, quite exceptional and Specsavers is working with the DIA to ensure that its members pass this important message on to their pupils through tips, advice and promotional offers.

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated service providers, also played host to the eyecare team, as did the Licence Bureau; Allianz Insurance in Guildford for a wellbeing event; South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, in Bristol; Computacenter, for their road safety day for 1,500 employees; and South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, in Swindon.

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