waremark wrote:I have no idea whether you are right that periodic eye tests would make a significant difference to road safety. I strongly suspect that the standard test of reading a number plate at 20m is far too simplistic - that level of acuity is less important than field of view and maybe other factors. Observation is vital, it does not depend on particularly good eyesight.
The other day I had my annual eyesight test. All OK but I always ask the optician to check I meet the eyesight standard for driving (with glasses) The line on the chart I read from was dead easy and commented as such. The optician told me that it used to be the next smallest line on the chart that was the required standard but this was changed under EU regulations. I agreed with the optician that the EU standard was not nearly stringent enough.