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Poor Eyesight and The Risk of A Crash

On Behalf of Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law Aug. 17, 2018

A person’s ability to drive properly may be adversely affected by a variety of factors, such as intoxication due to alcohol consumption or even prescription medication, fatigue, distractions and so on. However, some people may be unable to drive well because of poor eyesight. Worse, some drivers may not realize that their eyesight has deteriorated to a point which makes it unsafe to drive and they may continue to get behind the wheel.

When someone struggles with their vision, they may cause an accident and they may also have more difficulty avoiding an accident caused by another driver. For example, they may not be able to see very far down the road, whereas a driver with good vision might have been able to notice that a reckless driver heading in the opposite direction had crossed into their lane. Poor eyesight can also keep drivers from noticing various obstacles on the road or debris that has fallen onto the roadway, for example.

Sometimes, accidents caused by poor eyesight may be relatively minor, while others may claim multiple lives. Drivers’ eyesight is tested, but it may deteriorate in between tests and no one may realize that an individual’s poor vision is problematic. If you are concerned about your eyesight, or one of your loved ones has been struggling with their eyesight and you are worried about them driving, it is vital to address these matters immediately and stay off of the road if your poor vision could increase the probability of a motor vehicle wreck.