Automobile Association and Essilor announce collaboration to promote road safety through good vision

Identifying uncorrected poor vision as a key road safety challenge, Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, and the Automobile Association (AA) have joined forces to launch a series of initiatives to improve road safety by improving road users’ vision.

During the FIA World Conference, held from 29 April to 3 May 2019 at Sun City, The Automobile Association of South Africa, a member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and Essilor, agreed to a partner in South Africa on a series of awareness-raising campaigns under the banner”Road Safety starts with good vision”.

The purpose of this is to make drivers aware that good vision – closely linked to reaction time – is essential for taking the right decisions on the road, making it necessary to check their eyesight regularly with eye care professionals and to protect against glare day and night (sun, lights and public lighting).

“Uncorrected poor vision poses a major…

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