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How to stay safe on the roads this winter


Driving at night can be a hazardous experience for us all. Being dazzled by oncoming headlights and having to guess where the side of the road is can be very dangerous. During the day the low sun causes over 3000 accidents a year. Award winning Optometrist Alisdair Buchanan offers his advice for safer winter driving.


5 Simple steps to improve your vision when driving this winter


1. If you wear glasses, invest in      Thankfully new advanced lens coatings can help. They don’t just reduce       coating is available on all lenses and can be worn day or night.


2. Keep your glasses and windscreen      windscreens and lenses can greatly


reduce the contrast of what you see. Using a specialist spectacle lens cleaner like Solution 30 makes a tremendous difference to the clarity of your spectacle lenses.


3. Get your prescription up to date - Having the clearest vision possible will enable you to pick out the edge of the road and other hazards much more   often a sign that your prescription could be improved.


4.       new varifocal lenses, designed with driving in mind. New patented lens technology from Hoya increases clarity,  enables better depth perception making driving safer and less straining. These advanced varifocals help to reduce symptoms such as tired, burning eyes


and headaches which can occur after driving at night.


5. In the event of sun or snow protect yourself from glare - Low sun and glare from wet roads causes thousands of accidents every year. Wearing contrast enhancing, polarized sunglasses can eliminate this risk completely. Available in varifocals, single vision prescriptions or non-prescription lenses these can be worn all year round to make you safer on the road.


Stay safe this winter and keep your vision at its best Book your appointment today Call Now - 01622 535110 56 Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5NB


www.nightingalebathrooms.co.uk Tel: 01622 246 0460800 566 8889 Maidstone East January 2017 7


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