SPECTACLE FRAMES REDUCE THE FIELD OF VISION: A DRIVING HAZARD

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADEQUATE PERIPHERAL VISION IN DRIVING MAY BE NEGATED BY STYLISH SPECTACLE FRAMES. TESTS WERE MADE WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WEARING VARIOUS SPECTACLE FRAMES, AND WITHOUT SPECTACLES. RESULTS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF FOUR FEATURES TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN PRESCRIBING GLASSES WHICH WILL BE WORN WHILE DRIVING: LARGE LENS AREA; THIN LENS RIM AT THE SIDE AND BOTTOM; THIN, HIGH TEMPLES; AND LENS SET CLOSED TO THE EYE. SINCE MOST SPECTACLES REDUCE THE FIELD OF VISION TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, DRIVERS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO TURN THEIR HEADS FURTHER TO THE SIDE WHEN CHECKING FOR DANGER. /HSL/

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    • Vol 40, No 1, PP 64-69, 13 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Optometric Association

    7000 Chippewa Street
    St Louis, MO  USA  63119
  • Authors:
    • Bewley, L A
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00221186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 13 1971 12:00AM