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Envisioning a Safe Thanksgiving

This year, AAA forecasts 42 million Americans will travel via automobile this Thanksgiving due to unusually low gas prices.  According to Forbes, the most dangerous holiday of the year is Thanksgiving because of auto accidents.  Alcohol is of course the leading concern but impaired vision is another.  We are not referring to distracted driving which is of course a serious problem, but the lesser cautioned driving with uncorrected vision problems.  Many people have poorer night time vision than day time vision according to The Vision Council, which contributes to a higher driving fatality rate between the hours of 6pm and 6am according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  So this Thanksgiving when you are preparing to drive to and from friends and family, no drinking and driving, no texting and driving and please wear your corrective lenses or let someone with better vision drive.

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