What standard of vision is needed for driving?
Car drivers (group 1) must meet the following vision standards.
You must be able to 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 – our opticians can tell you about this and do a test.
Don’t swerve a sight test campaign, which launched 15 November 2017, is designed to encourage all drivers to have regular sight tests. So don’t delay book your sight test today.
Tel 01239 612004 Cardigan or 01834 861660 Narberth.
Take a look at this video and stay safe on the road, by keeping up to date with your eye examinations.