Driver Safety

A safe car is nothing without safe vision

As drivers, we are concerned about our car's safety features, but we often don't think about the major influential factor in crashes: human error.

Vision is the most important sense for making decisions on the road and we know that uncorrected vision is a contributor to crash risk^.  Road safety starts with good vision, and that means seeing well at all distances, in all conditions.

Be aware of signs and symptoms

How do you know if you might be at risk?  Ask yourself if you experience any of the following:

- trouble recognising details on road signs or number plates
- difficulty judging the distance of oncoming vehicles
- less confidence driving at dawn or dusk
- sensitivity to the glare from oncoming headlights
- a need to move your head to see in side mirrors or read the dashboard
- reluctance to drive at night or in unfamiliar environments
- uncertainty or lack of confidence driving or parking
- headaches, blur or double vision after driving

How can we help?

Today's technologies allow us to make spectacles and sunglasses that improve your vision clarity, depth perception and glare tolerance.  We even use the Zeiss 'Drivesafe' lens, specifically designed for the challenging conditions that can arise on the road.

Keeping your eyes healthy enough to see well is absolutely our priority.  By detecting and treating eye disease early, we can fulfil our goal of keeping you on the road for as long as possible!

All Victorian drivers have a responsibility to meet the eyesight requirements set by VicRoads.  We understand these requirements and can help you to navigate your suitability to drive, complete the paperwork, or get you the specialist help you need to stay driving safely for years to come.

Feel comfortable driving this year - please talk with us about your driving needs.

 

^ VanDerBerg, TJ (2005); Relevance of glare sensitivity and impairment of visual function among European drivers, European Commission. World Health Organisation Training Manual 2006: Road Traffic Injury Prevention