If you are anything like many Americans, wearing glasses is a part of your life. Not a major one, however, as many of us do not give a second thought about our prescription spectacles or shades. In fact, many people that only utilize glasses for reading or seeing at long distances may often forego wearing glasses or contacts at all, either forgetting or thinking them to be more hassle than they are worth.
However, wearing glasses while driving introduces real risks for those of us lacking perfect 20/20 vision.
Wearing Glasses — Law or Suggestion?
Did you know that failing to wear your prescribed glasses (or contact lenses), could get you a fine and even jail time? Though consequences vary by state, Florida holds the penalty of up to $500 and 60 days in jail as a second-degree misdemeanor. If your license dictates that you must wear corrective lenses, you must follow suit, no matter the inconvenience.
But, why such serious penalties for something as seemingly harmless as forgetting to wear your glasses? Even though you may think your vision is “good enough” to get by without them, wearing glasses could be the difference between life and death when you add pedestrians, fast-moving traffic, construction, road signs and other unknowns that require your eyesight to be as sharp as possible at all times.
Why risk your life and the lives of those you share the road with?
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