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Vision

The importance of clear vision while driving

Advice for better vision & safer driving

  • If you have prescription spectacles for driving, make sure you always wear them.
  • Wear professionally prescribed sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunglare. They will also screen out harmful ultraviolet radiation.
  • Ensure your windscreen is always clean and scratch-free, both inside and out.
  • Make sure your headlight glass is clean, that the bulbs are in good working order and that the lighting system is properly positioned.
  • Don’t stare at oncoming headlights – it takes longer to recover from the glare. Look a little to the left.
  • Allow your eyes to adapt to lower light levels when moving from brightly lit areas to darker areas.
  • The golden rule of night driving is “Speed must go down with the sun”.
  • Good driving needs good vision. It is your personal responsibility to be certain you have the visual skills necessary to drive safely. The eyes, like the rest of the body, change throughout life. Good vision 5 years ago does not imply good vision today.