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Overlooked eyesight tests are putting companies at high risk

The risk of an overdue eye test could not only be costly but also fatal. Regular eye sight tests are vital to ensure your vision is adequate for driving as the risks of a collision will increase with poor vision. As eyes slowly deteriorate over time, it is often difficult to know how impaired your vision is until you are given a clearer picture. Eyes don’t usually hurt when something is wrong and a sight test not only highlights how clear your vision is and if you require corrective glasses, but also they are treated as health checks for your eyes and can pick up on early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms; many of which can be treated if found early enough.

As part of our driving courses, drivers must first be able to read a vehicle number plate from 20 meters (5 car lengths). Failure to be able to read the number plate means that the course simply cannot go ahead due to the high risk of a collision and not being safe to do so.

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