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Sheffield eye care practitioner offers solutions for night time driving

Sheffield eye care practitioner offers solutions for night time driving


As we approach the date when the clocks go back, an independent optometrist in Sheffield is stocking a range of lenses designed to help the 17 million motorists who struggle to see whilst driving at night*.


Family optometrist Alex Gage stocks the Essilor RoadPilot lenses that help to reduce night-time glare by up to 90% at his practices in Woodseats and Crosspool.


Research suggests thatmany motorists don't feel comfortable when driving at night, with 85% of drivers experiencing glare and 31% preferring to avoid driving altogether*.


Alex Gage said: "At night, multiple light sources impact our vision which makes it difficult for us to adapt to glare. We also suffer from low peripheral vision, decreased contrast sensitivity, increased response time and difficulties in motion perception.


"For some people, simply avoiding night driving is not an option, so Essilor launched RoadPilot to help motorists stay as safe and confident as possible. RoadPilot isavailable insingle vision and driving specific varifocalsandwearers experience 90% less reflections from on-coming light and other light sources when driving, thus reducing the risk of accidents."


According to research from The Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents in June, 2017, only 25% of all car journeys take place in the dark, yet 40% of collisions happen at night, when the accident death rate increases three fold.


For more information about Essilor RoadPilot, contact Alex Gageat857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, on 0114274 8582 orat48 Sandygate Road,Crosspool, on0114 266 7066.


Photo: Road Pilot is designed for night driving Road Pilot 


For more information or to arrange an interview with Alex Gage or wife and fellow optometrist Sarah,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors
* Source The Eyecare Trust survey 2014

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