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Vision Standards

Information on Vision Standards

Guidance for patients and ophthalmologists from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists can be found here: Vision Standards for Driving

Changes to UK driving standards February 2013, reviewed by the DVLA from 8 March 2013.

The main change is the lowering of the standard for the worse eye to 6/60 in lorry drivers. The full report can be found here: Vision Standards for Driving

The ‘At a glance guide’ on the DVLA website has also recently been updated: http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/ataglance.aspx

Occupational Visual Standards

Many occupations require people to have particular levels of vision to be able to operate effectively and safely. For up to date information please visit: http://www.aop.org.uk/practitioner-advice/vision-standards/