Vision Standards

Changes to UK driving standards

A full report on guidance for patients and ophthalmologists from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists can be found here: Vision Standards for Driving. The main change is the lowering of the standard for the worse eye to 6/60 in lorry drivers.

The ‘at a glance’ guide on the DVLA website has also recently been updated.

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 the Association of Optometrists website.