29.03.2012

Degenerating eyesight "a major problem" for older drivers

Degenerating eyesight "a major problem" for older drivers

By Alexa Kaczka

One of the major problems facing older drivers is the deterioration of their eyesight, which is resulting in many people being put off driving for good, but this does not have to be the case, one expert has noted.

Eye expert Simon Turnbull told the West Sussex County Times that laws regarding motorists' eyesight are there to ensure that both drivers and pedestrians are safe on the road.

As people age, their vision power obviously begins to fade, but this does not mean that they have to give up their driving licence, he noted.

"Degenerating eyesight can be one of the most common problems among older drivers, but most of the time this can be easily corrected with the right treatment or contact lenses," he told the newspaper.

However, Mr Turnbull noted that it is vital that all drivers – especially those over 60 – have regular eye tests to ensure that they are as safe as possible on the roads.

by Alexa Kaczka


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