28 May 2020

Driving and vision – advice and resources

The latest College advice and resources on driving and vision

Recent media reports on vision and driving have again highlighted the important role that optometrists have to play in assessing visual fitness to drive.

Although optometrists are only carrying out essential or emergency/urgent eye care at the moment, we recommend that anyone concerned about their vision should contact their practice via phone for advice. We would also recommend that they use our home sight test chart to check their vision safely ahead of a remote consultation. We have produced a video to help patients use it correctly.
 
Help your patients understanding the importance of good vision when driving with our free driving and vision leaflet – available for members to order.

Our public website - lookafteryoureyes.org - also has information on driving that is free and accessible for patients.

Related further reading

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

This article provides practical tips for assessing and managing eye health in people with varying degrees of hearing loss.

As our Editor in Chief steps into a new role, we look at how hospital clinics and practices coped with the pressures of the pandemic, and how we can provide services tailored to patients' needs.