According to research carried out by road safety charity Brake, 1 in 3 visually-impaired drivers make two journeys each week without their glasses or contact lenses.
(The excuses given include:-
- ‘I forgot to put glasses on/contacts in’
- ‘I was only planning to drive a short distance’
- ‘It was too sunny so I swapped my glasses for sunglasses’
- ‘My eyes felt dry/tired so I took my lenses out’
- ‘I have broken my glasses and can’t afford to replace them’
UK law states that, if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the ‘standards of vision for driving’ you must wear them every time you drive.)