- 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.
- 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
- 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.
75 Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) (2016). Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals [Accessed 27 Oct 2017]
76 General Optical Council. Advice from the DVLA. GOC eBulletin Sept 2013 [Accessed 27 Oct 2017]
77 Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) A guide to visual standards for drivers [Accessed 27 Oct 2017]