The College of Optometrists

Patients using mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs

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There is currently no legal eyesight requirement for a patient who drives a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. The DVLA recommends that the person should be able to read a car’s registration number from a distance of 12.3 metres (40 feet) and must monitor their ability to do this regularly.81 

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