From a new report reaching us, at least three hundred members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Ogun State branch, have undergone eye screening exercise for glaucoma, cataract and other related problems.
The eye screening exercise will help combat common eye problems such as cataract and glaucoma
This information was made known at the inauguration of the exercise in Abeokuta by one Tititayo Akibu, who happens to be the state Chairman of RTEAN. The chairman revealed that the purpose of the free eye screening exercise by the union is to reduce carnage among road users.
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The Chairman, who was duly represented by Tiwalade Akingbade, the state secretary of the union, noted the importance of the eyes in the body. Akingbade said a vehicle can be driven by an amputee but not by a person without sight. To him, poor vision will make driving a bit difficult and put other road users at risk.
Poor vision among transport workers might lead to poor driving and ultimately fatal road crash
Meanwhile, in another related story on the state's transport workers, the Ogun transport union lamented on how they suffered greatly during the recent EndSARS protest.
Here is a video showing how poor vision affects driving on the road. Watch the clip below:
Driving with Vision Disorders
He believes that the eye screening exercise will help prevent road accidents among their members to a great extent. Akingbade also appealed to the members of the association to exercise patience and adhere to traffic rules while driving, most especially in this festive period.
Hopefully, this similar eye screening exercise will be extended to other states to ensure safety on the roads in Nigeria.
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