Do you know the driving eyesight rules?

If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the standards of vision for driving you have to wear them each and every time you drive.

It is obligatory for you to inform DVLA if you’ve got any problem with your eyesight that affects both of your eyes, (or the remaining eye if you only have one eye).

This doesn’t include being short or long sighted or colour blind. You also don’t need to say if you’ve had surgery to correct short sightedness and can meet the eyesight standards.

Standards of vision for driving:
It is a legal requirement that you can read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres.

You must also meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving by having a visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on the Snellen scale (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) using both eyes together or, if you have sight in one eye only, in that eye. You must also have an adequate field of vision.

If you are unsure if you meet the driving eyesight rules, or want to have an appropriate test or check, contact Penzer Opticians on 0121 430 5538 who can help.