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  • Opticians warn residents to keep eyesight tests up-to-date

    Danielle Thompson

    OPTICIANS in Ormskirk are urging residents to keep up-to-date with regular sight tests as the nights become longer.

    Statistics from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents suggest it is more dangerous to be out and about when it’s dark. In 2016, pedestrian deaths rose from 20 in September to 35 in October, 50 in November and 67 in December.

    The number of deaths and injuries on our roads increase when the clocks go back, so it’s vital that drivers and pedestrians make sure their vision remains in top condition at this time of year.

    The stores are advising people to book an eye test if they have any concerns about their eyesight or have not had an eye examination in the last two years.

    Natalie Simm, director of the Ormskirk store said: “We want to make sure all of our residents are staying safe at this time of year at night, especially on the roads. Vision is reduced when it’s dark, and if you are already experiencing problems with your vision, the added darkness could exacerbate these to a dangerous degree.”

    To book an appointment, visit specsavers.co.uk or call 01695 587920.

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