Firstly, regular eye tests are recommended for all drivers to make sure their refraction is accurate and up to date. With spectacles used for driving it’s particularly important for practitioners to advise patients of the need for adaptation to any new or changed spectacle prescription prior to driving, particularly driving at night.
ZEISS refraction equipment including the ZEISS i.Profilerplus can help practitioners provide a more accurate prescription which compensates for high order aberrations induced by variation in pupil size. ZEISS lenses with i.Scription Technology include this data to offer potential visual improvements.
Once an accurate, up to date refraction has been achieved the next important choice is the lenses. Lens design is particularly important, as research shows when we drive, we continually shift our gaze between the road, signposts, mirrors and car instrumentation. Maintaining clarity across as much of the lens as possible is therefore vital for driver comfort and safety.