20pc of Brit motorists have impaired vision

February 18th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, February 18 (ANI): Twenty percent of Brit drivers pose a threat to other peoples lives by taking to the wheels with impaired vision, reveals a new study.

According to the report by the College of Optometrists in London, one every three motorists, aged between 35 and 55, confessed they would ignore having an eye test.

Boffins examined 4,053 people to find that a staggering 28 per cent paid no heed to a check up for up to six months, even after observing their deteriorating sight, while 21 per cent neglected the matter for up to five years.

While a quarter revealed they just couldnt be bothered to go for a check-up, 18 per cent feared glasses or contacts were too heavy on the pocket.

Surprisingly, 50 per cent were more concerned that the glasses would leave them looking more aged.

This laissez-faire attitude is worrying, the Mirror quoted Dr Susan Blakeney as saying.

While you may not like wearing spectacles, at least youll be able to go about your daily life without being a danger to yourself and others, she added. (ANI)

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