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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Vision and road safety : Putting the brakes on a global public health threat

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Uncorrected vision continues to endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around the world. Compounded by external factors such as nighttime driving, inclement weather, and adverse road conditions, uncorrected vision contributes to more than 1.25 million road accident deaths each year. Until recently, the intersection of vision and road safety has not received adequate attention. Consequently, there is a lack of awareness around the need to address the impact of vision problems on driver and road safety. While governments and policymakers can play a significant role in raising greater awareness of this public health threat, eye care professionals are also part of the solution as they are a competent authority in promoting effective assessment of vision and correcting drivers’ visual functions.

 

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