I love spending time at home with my family, but work commitments often mean that I spend a lot of my time travelling up and down the country in my car. I don’t mind the long journeys because I’m a bit of a car fanatic and if I’m not playing with the kids, I’m usually servicing my car.
It’s important that I regularly service my car, not only for my family’s safety but to ensure that other road users are safe in my presence too. It’s not just the car that needs a check–up now and again though, my eyes do too.
Poor vision and even eye conditions that I’m not aware of can cause an accident on the road. To ensure that my vision is of the required standard to drive, I visit a Specs Network optician and ask for a DVLA eye examination every 18 months.
I know that my vision has to meet DVLA requirements in order for me to drive legally. If I’m pulled over by the police and can’t read the number plate of a car parked in the distance, I’m breaking the law and putting road users’ safety at risk. By visiting a Specs Network optician for a test I have peace of mind and confirmation that my vision is of the required standard.
The test is really simple too and only takes around 30 minutes to complete. Both of my eyes are tested at the same time and all I have to do is respond to a small flashing light by pressing a button. It’s really that easy. Then, the optometrist gives me the good news and I’m safe to carry on driving.
I’m always on the lookout for my next car even if we can’t afford one right now. I keep asking Sapphire if she’d like a sports car, but she keeps telling me I’m going to have to wait a few years, and besides we’d never get the kids and Rusty in the back. At least I know my eyes are being monitored and tested regularly, so when the sports car does arrive, I’ll be able to drive it.
Its easy to find your nearest SPECS network optician and book a DVLA eye examination.