Paul Constable’s worst fears were realized after an eye test led to life–saving surgery for a brain tumour, which has seen the 29-year-old lose his eyesight, relocate to a different workplace and sacrifice his driving licence.
The Co-op store team leader - who hadn’t had his sight checked since childhood - credits the eye test he underwent at Vision Express in Sittingbourne with saving his life.
Now on the road to recovery, Paul, from Queenborough, has had to relocate to a job closer to home. But despite losing sight in his right eye, Paul has perfect vision in his remaining eye and is hopeful of regaining his licence in the future. To mark Road Safety Week 2017, he is calling on people to get the essential health check, which is being offered for free by Vision Express at stores nationwide.
Around 2,900 road casualties per year are thought to be down to people getting behind the wheel with below-par vision.
Vision Express research reveals almost 30% of UK drivers are overdue an eye test, with 4% admitting to never having had one. It is estimated that five million drivers on UK roads would fail to read a number plate from 20 metres if they had to take their driving test again.
A free Eye Test is available at any Vision Express store nationwide by downloading the voucher from the Vision Express website until 26 November.
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