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

Clinical Adviser for the College Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom on how to ensure a sustainable optometry workforce.

Clinical case studies can make a small but important contribution to the sum of clinical knowledge. Why do we need them, asks Kim Thomas, and how do you write one?

The College’s Clinical Editor, Jane Veys MCOptom, on rabbits in the headlights and royally good handovers