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Driving and the Law

Driving is one of the most demanding tests of your vision; around 90% of the information a driver uses is visual. It is now more important than ever to ensure that your vision meets the correct requirements. As a driver, you are legally required to be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres and to wear your corrective prescription eyewear at all times when driving.

Why would an eye examination help?

Poor sight in just one eye can affect your ability to judge distances, as well as cause eye strain and tiredness. Darkness and headlight glare will also affect your vision when driving at night. That’s why it is important to have regular eye examinations as it will help ensure your eyesight is up to standard and your driving vision is comfortable and safe.
Our examinations can be booked over the phoneonline or by visiting your nearest David Clulow store.

Why David Clulow can help:

Make sure that you don’t get caught out when it comes to driving. Our opticians will ensure that your prescription is correct and up-to-date and will answer any queries you may have about driving and the law. They will also take you through the different options available, such as anti-reflection coating on your lenses which reduces the light reflected from those lenses; and thus improves your vision. This is particularly useful at night due to the oncoming headlights. We can also provide you with prescription sunglasses or polarised sunglasses!

Our tips for driving and the law:

• Have your vision checked at least every two years
• Keep a spare pair of glasses in your car (In Europe, you have to by law)
• Keep a pair of prescription sunglasses in the car to combat bright sunlight, especially in the winter when the sun is low.
• Carry a glasses cleaning kit in your car so you can keep your lenses dust free

How much does an eye examination cost?

An eye examination at David Clulow Opticians costs just £25.* From your eye examination through to finding the perfect frames and lenses for clear, comfortable vision, we will take the time to ensure that all aspects of your eye care are expertly looked after.
*At Selfridges Opticians there is a fee of £35 for an eye examination and £40 at Harrods Opticians.