By law, all drivers in the UK must be able to read a licence plate at 20.5m in clear weather conditions wearing their spectacles or contact lenses (if required) whilst driving. In addition, there are specific visual field requirements. If you have an uncorrected eye problem, you risk a fine of £1000 and having points added to your licence. Some eye conditions require you to inform the DVLA.
At Martin Smith Opticians we can offer specialist eye examinations to ensure you meet all of the visual requirements set by the DVLA. We will check your peripheral (side) vision as well as your central vision and, should you need it, will prescribe you with corrective eyewear.