You have to wear contacts or glasses any time you travel if you require them to satisfy the ‘standards of vision for driving’.
You have to inform DVLA if you’ve got any difficulty with your visual acuity that impacts the two of your eyes, or the remaining eye should you have only a single eye.This doesn’t incorporate being long or short sighted or colour blind. Additionally you don’t have to say if you’ve had surgery to fix short sightedness and may satisfy the eyesight requirements.
Find out if you have to inform DVLA regarding your vision difficulty by browsing the A to Z of health conditions that may impact your driving.
You may be punished should you drive without achieving the standards of vision for driving.
Standards of vision for driving
You’ve got to be capable to read (with contacts or glasses, if required) a car registration plate produced after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres.
You have to also satisfy 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 with each other or, for those who have sight in a single eye only, in that eye.
It’s essential to also have a sufficient visual view – your eye doctor let you know about this and perform an exam.