Increase in drivers reporting sight issues to DVLA

Number of drivers who told DVLA about sight issues increases by 20%

Contact lens supplier Feel Good Contacts has found that the number of drivers who had told the DVLA about an eye sight issue increased by 20% between 2013 and 2017.

The DVLA also revealed to the supplier that the number of licenses that were refused on application or revoked for eye sight related conditions during the past five years was 42,803 for car and motorcycle drivers and 6,965 for lorry and bus drivers.

Eye care specialist at Feel Good Contacts Ashish Mathur said: ‘Importantly, we as drivers should always remember to get our eyes tested if we feel we are struggling to see a minimum of 20 metres away, the minimum eyesight standard required by all drivers. We encourage the public to get their eyes tested regularly and to notify the DVLA immediately if anything changes in regards to their eye health.’

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