7% of Truckfest attendees have never had a sight test

Vision Express took its mobile testing unit to the trucking festival to raise awareness of vision and driving

Vision Express Truckfest Eye test

Vision Express has revealed that 90% of visitors to its Vision Van were overdue a sight test when the mobile unit visited Truckfest in Peterborough (6–7 May).

The multiple offered free eye tests to attendees at the trucking festival to raise the awareness of the importance of eye health to drivers.

During the event, Vision Express found that a quarter of those who visited the van had not had an eye exam since passing their driving test and 67% required a new prescription.

Vision Express added that 7% of visitors had never had an eye test, including lorry driver Neil Smith from Bedford, who after visiting the Vision Van, recommended everyone get their eyes tested.

“I’d never had a proper examination before, so I thought it would be a good idea and I’ve now been referred for possible high cholesterol, which needs to be checked out by my doctor,” he said.

Highlighting the importance of vision and driving, CEO of Vision Express, Jonathan Lawson, added: “The very best way to safeguard your vision and your licence is to get yourself to an optician.”