Leightons teams up to improve road safety

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Leightons is set to team up with other optical providers to offer DVLA-approved eye tests.

Optician franchise Leightons has announced that it’s teaming up with other optical providers to bid for a tender to carry out DVLA-approved eye tests for professional drivers.

As part of the Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO), Leightons has teamed up with its competitors to launch a bid to provide more convenient DVLA-approved tests. People who work in the haulage, public transport and other industries require regular eye testing to ensure they’re fit to be on the road, but many have to travel huge distances just to find a place that is DVLA-approved.

By offering an easier way to access approved eye tests, the AIO and Leightons hope to reduce almost 3,000 annual road deaths and injuries caused by poor vision. Although it may seem odd that Leightons is supporting its competitors in this bid, its passion for increasing road safety and ensuring everyone’s eye care needs are met is of greater importance.

Offering in-depth eye examinations that can detect some of the leading causes of preventable blindness much earlier than others, Leightons is an optician with a difference. As well as offering specialist eye care, it also provides an expert audiology service that can help customers who experience hearing troubles to find the right hearing aids.

Chairman of AIO, Christian French, invited as many optical providers as possible to join the tender.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with [companies including] Leightons to make this happen. To be clear, this is about inclusivity, and all independent providers are invited to join our tender for the DVLA test, whether or not they are members of AIO.”

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