Optician news desk was invited out to lunch by the PR team for Specsavers today. Drivers' vision weighed heavily on the agenda with the multiple's new Eye Check app being discussed at the table as a possible acid test. Similar software has also been developed by the likes of Boots Opticians too. New driver regulations put the owness on the driver to admit their visual acuity does not meet the new 6/12 standard when filling out relevant forms. But what percentage of the population has even had an eye test in the past five years anyway? An additional eye check beyond the standard number plate test would at least bridge the gap from an outdated system to stricter standards. In the meantime, Specsavers is planning to increase awareness of driving standards in practice, work with charities and attend driving conferences in a bid to raise awareness of the issue. Moving onto the main course and we learn the company has booked out Battersea Power Sation once again for this year's Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. And despite needing to be corrected at lunch that last year's winner was actually from boy band The Wanted and not One Direction, Optician is hopeful to be invited back for this year's event. Joe Ayling, news editor.