The College of Optometrists reacts to police plans to test drivers’ eye sight

  • 3 Sep 2018

Dr Susan Blakeney, Clinical Adviser for The College of Optometrists, has commented on police plans to test drivers’ eye sight.

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“We welcome the plans for three police forces to test the eyesight of drivers they stop. 

"People should have their eyes tested regularly by an optometrist to check they can see clearly and are safe to drive, and to ensure that any eye diseases they may have can be caught early so they are less likely to lose their sight.”


ENDS


Notes to Editors

  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and healthcare professionals.
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