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Blinking and driving

Spontaneous blinking is dependent on cognitive processes and is regulated by a central pacemaker that is highly sensitive to the attention demands and cognitive workload of the visual task in hand. There is evidence of a variability in the frequency...

Driving with the use of spectacle mounted telescopes (bioptics)

The authors discuss the current perspectives of spectacle mounted telescopes (bioptics) whilst driving among patients with visual impairment. The history, design and driving laws surrounding the use of bioptics is discussed in detail. In 1977, William Feinbloom developed a bioptic...

The decline in attentional visual fields in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study

The purpose was to document changes in attentional visual field (AVF) over time and analyse the possible baseline characteristics predicting a decline in AVF size over time. Data was taken from a sample of 968 individuals. The authors found a...

“Herr Doktor, I can’t see but I am driving”

This 56-year-old lady was quite puzzling. With her own glasses and the pinhole she merely managed to see the 1.3 and 1.0 logMAR lines with her right and left eye, respectively (I am currently working in Germany again, so goodbye...

Eyes on the road – visual standards for car drivers

The author examines the current visual standards required by drivers and asks whether more needs to be done to make roads safer. Are the public adequately protected by the current system of visual standards required by drivers? In a survey...

AOP urges drivers to see an optometrist about vision concerns

The Association of Optometrists has reminded motorists to contact their optometrist if they have concerns about their vision.

Long way up

In the first of a series of guest editorials exploring multiple different Learning Curves, Francis Sanders ruminates on motorcycling and environmental guilt. As an avid motorcyclist, I was naturally drawn to the relatively recent sequel series from Ewan McGregor and...

Vision screening standards for fitness to drive

Most countries require that vision meets a pre-defined standard in order to be legally permitted to drive, but these standards vary widely. The primary method by which vision is assessed to determine suitability for driving is by measuring visual acuity...

Hemianopia or visuospatial neglect: differences in information processing

It is widely reported that visuospatial neglect and hemianopia may be superimposed, and disentangling the two conditions can be pose difficulties for clinicians. The authors of this paper explored the differences in implicit information processing which is effective in patients...

How good does my vision have to be to drive this thing? Visual standards for various occupations

We can all picture that moment in clinic: you are about to tell someone that they’re no longer legally able to drive, ready to deploy our ‘breaking bad news’ techniques. For some patients this may have been expected, or they...

Correlation between peak intraocular pressure following water drinking test and pulsed methylprednisolone therapy

Steroids have long been known to cause increased intraocular pressures (IOP) in susceptible patients. Intravenous methylprednisolone is used to treat many rheumatological conditions and one of the risks is raised intraocular pressure. It would be useful to find patients at...