The BBC presenter has worn glasses since she was a teenager, and has teamed up with Optometry Scotland to urge everyone to have a free sight check
up ahead of the launch of National Eye Health Week.
If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone you can download Specsavers' free Sight Check
app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
When he visited Aylesbury, Bucks, he discovered four out of five people hadn't had a recent sight check
You can also try out our free Sight Check
app, which includes a series of tests to help you engage better with your eye health, and help answer any questions you have about your eyes.
Specsavers founder Mary Perkins, says: "It is shocking to think that a driver can go from the age of 17 to 80 years-old without having a sight check
With free eye examinations available at all Specsavers stores across Scotland through the NHS, kids can take advantage by having a free sight check
every year up to the age of 16.
He said patients visiting for a sight check
could also be treated immediately if required, which was often not possible in Coventry due to "bottle necks" in the system.
However, 26% said they were aware of their need for their biennial sight check
, with 14% commenting that they were delaying the test as they couldn't afford new eyewear at the time.
The event raised awareness of the condition and highlighted the importance of regular eye tests for children, while offering free comprehensive 30-minute sight checks
Specsavers co-founder, Doug Perkins, explained to OT that, in his early career as an optometrist, he had found that many people understood the importance of routine sight checks
as a health requirement.
Gareth added: "I hadn't really appreciated how important regular sight checks
are - not just for helping your vision but in picking up other potential health problems.
Her MP Meg Munn has been campaigning ever since for sight checks
for drivers over 70.