The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in partnership with the Ghana Optometry Association to conduct complimentary eye screening tests for commercial drivers in Accra.
Forming part of DVLA’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, this initiative is to ensure the well-being of drivers and enhance the safety of transport services leading up to and following the Christmas period.
Francis Asamoah Tuffuor, the Corporate Affairs Manager at DVLA, highlighted the critical role vision plays in driving and expressed concerns about drivers neglecting their eye health due to time constraints.
The free eye screening services were extended to the 37 bus stations in Accra and the Kumasi Asafo market. Numerous drivers who took advantage of the initiative expressed gratitude, emphasizing the challenge of finding time for health check-ups amidst their demanding schedules.
Isaac Prah, a commercial driver, praised the initiative, stating that the eye screening has been invaluable in ensuring safer driving, particularly in challenging conditions such as blinding lights along the coast.