The College of Optometrists

Examining patients

A218
Group 1 drivers must be able to read a number plate in good daylight at a distance of 20m and have binocular acuity of 6/12. They must also meet certain visual field requirements. There are additional requirements for Group 2 drivers.  
A219
You should refer to the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (for drivers in England, Scotland and Wales) (DVLA) or the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) (for drivers in Northern Ireland) for information on visual standards required for driving various classes of vehicle.75, 76, 77
A220
When advising drivers on the most suitable form of lens for their needs, you should consider the transmission of any tinted lens and whether it is suitable for night driving. An anti-reflection coating will improve the transmission of the lens. 

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