Navigation Links
Report Shows Millions May Be Driving with Uncorrected Visual Impairments
Date:11/15/2007

Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Driver Safety Highlighted

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving a week away, an estimated 30 million travelers will hit the roads to spend time with family and friends. Among those behind the wheel will be some of the 11 million Americans with uncorrected vision problems. Depending upon where those drivers live, their last DMV-required vision screening could have been eighteen years ago and some may never have had one at all, according to a report by the Vision Council of America (VCA).

While most states have consistent laws on seat belt safety, helmet use and speeding, there is no consistency with vision screenings among states. This Thanksgiving, VCA has set out to educate drivers about the important link between healthy vision and safe driving.

"Our already crowded roads are made that much more dangerous by drivers with uncorrected vision problems getting behind the wheel," said Ed Greene, VCA chief executive officer. "Since 85 percent of the information needed for safe driving is visual, regular eye exams are an important part of driver safety."

While the VCA report, "Keeping Our Eyes on the Road," reviewed vision screening laws across the country, further analysis by VCA finds that standards for vision screenings contrast starkly with strict state laws regarding drunk driving, speeding, seatbelt, child restraint and helmet use by motorcyclists.

"We rely on our eyes every time we step into a car; especially our peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing skills," said Greene. "This link between vision and driving makes it essential for motorists to take steps to maintain healthy vision, just as they take other safety precautions on the road."

Current state laws place a high priority on the safety of drivers and passengers:

-- Forty-eight states have the .08 Blood Alcohol Content Law to prevent drunk driving.

-- Twenty-two states have
'/>"/>

SOURCE Vision Council of America
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
2. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
3. GAO Report Confirms: Medicare Underpays for Anesthesia Services; Nurse Anesthetists Assure Seniors Access to Safe Anesthesia Care
4. Haemacure Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
5. Report on patients access to cancer drugs uses flawed methods to reached flawed conclusions
6. Biotech Finishes on a High in August, Burrill Report Says
7. First-Ever List of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Businesses Reports Total Revenue of $194.5 Billion
8. Consumer Reports Analysis: Drugs for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia Effective, But Not Always Best
9. MDS Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
10. First New York/New Jersey Health Care Report Card Released
11. Authentidate Holding Corp. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Year End Results on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Eye & Vision has ... their office location by expanding a new specialized ocular ... comprehensive visual electro-physiology clinic. , By acquiring specialized Visual ... experience in vision problems, patients with vision loss in ... advantage of the implementation of this specialized vision testing ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... The European liquid chromatography reagents report defines and ... forecast of revenue. The liquid chromatography reagents market in ... and is estimated to grow to around $1581.8 million ... 2013 to 2018. , Browse through the TOC of ... idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twins, genes ... their environment, according to a new study. ... vocabulary, putting words together and grammar, were largely inherited. ... that the "twinning effect" (a lower level of language ... identical twins than non-identical twins. "This finding disputes ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- A protein that controls when genes are switched ... areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern ... lead to new therapies to treat obesity and diabetes, ... protein 1 (Xbp1s) appears to influence the body,s ... are hormones central to the body,s regulation of food ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 The American Brain Tumor Association ... Development Trainer of Distinguished Events, and Corporate and Special ... Cancer Society, will be joining the ABTA in the ... will oversee the roll out of a nationwide brain ... The recently launched volunteer network will provide the Chicago-based ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 2Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 3Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids 2Health News:Manipulating key protein in the brain holds potential against obesity and diabetes 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Recruits Director to Lead New Volunteer Network 2
... Pradesh government has decided to prepone the Japanese Encephalitis immunisation ... the centre// as they feel that it might not be ... ,It has been decided that the immunisation campaign ... undertaken on May 15, 2006 itself. 5.2 million doses of ...
... to aid the formation of insulin crystals in the ... of Houston professor and his student, which holds promise ... ,Peter Vekilov, associate professor of chemical engineering, ... engineering, both in UH's Cullen College of Engineering, have ...
... the Arab world is awakening to the growing menace of ... especially true in Dubai//. ,In order to effectively deal ... are addressing this problem openly and stressing on the adverse ... that more and more officials and religious leaders were stressing ...
... from arthritis face increased risk of fractures in later ... M. Burnham of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and ... in Britain who had first experienced arthritis between ages ... patients to a larger control group of 207,000 patients ...
... recent study, women who use the contraceptive pill, Dianette, ... of developing depression//. ,Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link, ... effective contraceptive licensed as a hormone treatment for acne, ... ,The women said they experienced serious depression while ...
... insurance plans show wide variations among different states with ... ,-Employees in the smallest firms (1-9 workers) ... than those in the largest firms (1,000+ workers), when ... a health plan--is taken into account, a new Commonwealth ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive 2Health News:Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive 3Health News:Insulin Crystals Holds Promise In Diabetes research 2Health News:Health Insurance Plans Varies among States 2Health News:Health Insurance Plans Varies among States 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... Leading events organizer UBM Live announces that CPhI ... São Paulo, Brazil from 5 th ... co-locate with Food Ingredients South America (FiSA), creating ... pharmaceutical industry.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/629764-a) Three ... exploring the South America market as ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014   AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (Nasdaq: ... development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment ... date for Zalviso remains July 27, 2014.  ... stating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved ... no notification to the company from the FDA regarding ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... MARSEILLE , Frankreich, July ... , Weltweite Exklusivlizenz der Universität ... Entwicklung von Tests auf SF3B1-Mutationen, einschließlich von ... Neuer Test weist Mutationen des SF3B1-Gens nach, ... einen günstigen Krankheitsverlauf vermuten lassen  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CPhI South America 2014 Launches with Generics Showing Huge Growth 2CPhI South America 2014 Launches with Generics Showing Huge Growth 3CPhI South America 2014 Launches with Generics Showing Huge Growth 4AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Confirms July 27, 2014 PDUFA Date for Zalviso 2QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 2QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 3QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 4QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 5
Performa cemented stem....
M2 cemented hip stem....
Porous foundation 480 series....
Cemented foundation 460 series....
Medicine Products: