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RAC reminds drivers to carry spare

RAC reminds drivers to carry spare

A joint warning from optical and motoring bodies has urged motorists to carry a spare pair of spectacles when driving.

Speaking during National Eye Health Week, the RAC and Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) said they had joined forces to encourage people to wear the correct prescription glasses or contact lenses and to ensure they were clean.

RAC European breakdown operations manager David Huggon said: 'As a precaution the RAC advises all motorists who wear prescription glasses or contact lenses to take a spare pair of glasses with them when driving, both at home and especially abroad, as finding a replacement pair in a foreign country could prove difficult.

'Ultimately, if your vision isn't up to scratch you are putting other road users' lives at risk. We therefore advise motorists to have regular eye examinations at least every two years, or sooner if their sight changes.'

(Article taken from The Optician www.opticianonline.net by Joe Ayling)

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