Whether you have been driving for many years or are just starting out on the journey, the rules which may affect you are regularly updated. These rules and requirements relate to vehicles and awareness of your surroundings. But these requirements can also apply to your vision and eyesight. Something a lot of motorists seem to overlook.

Opticians and the NHS recommend all drivers have a regular eye examination at least every two years. Whether prescription eyewear is required or not. GOV.UK guidelines also recommend having your eyes tested regularly. And in the interests of safety, accident, and recovery groups – such as the AA and the RAC – also advise motorists to maintain regular eye checks.

As this is a recommendation, drivers don’t have to provide evidence of having regular eye health check-ups. But they could be held liable if they’re in an accident, and it’s thought that poor eye health was a contributing factor.

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If you keep a watchful eye on the news, there are calls for the return of COVID controls. The highly-contagious subvariant (Omicron BA.5) has seen a fresh wave of infections in the UK and across the globe. While we don’t want to keep banging on about Covid, given that the virus will be with us for quite some time to come, we must learn to live with it and continue our daily lives whilst being mindful of the precautions we need to continue to implement.

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Sustainability, recycling, upcycle, and carbon-neutral. These are words that we know very well. Eco-friendly living is very much the topic of conversation these days. And so it should be when we look at the impact of climate change on our planet. It is so important that we are all aware and responsible for our actions. What we purchase, where it comes from, its manufacturing processes, and its sustainability.

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Popular Spectacle Shapes

In a previous blog, we discussed how to choose eyewear for your face shape. For the last few years, when we’ve looked at the available offerings of eyewear, styles have been reduced to the simple shape labels – square, rectangle, round, aviator, and cat’s eye. But in the optical world, not every frame fits into one of these categories.

One shape which is making a comeback in spectacle designs is the hexagon. Now don’t get us wrong, the hexagon isn’t a new eyewear shape. If we look back at styles in the 1970s – which some of us remember – it was a prominent part of the designs of the time.

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