Tesco Opticians – Eye Care Community – Driving requirements
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    The law requires drivers to be able to read a registration plate from 20.5 meters away. If you can’t meet this requirement without the assistance of glasses or contact lenses, then you are legally required to wear them whenever you are driving. Failing to do so is a criminal offence and could lead to a fine and may also invalidate your insurance.

    Your eyes change constantly over your lifetime, so regular eye tests are essential, not only to ensure that you comply with DVLA requirements, but for yours and other drivers’ safety. 

    Some general health and eye conditions such as diabetes, cataract and glaucoma can affect your vision and therefore your ability to drive.  It is therefore very important that you have regular eye tests to ensure that you can meet the legal visual requirements for driving.

    If you're struggling to see the road when driving why not #BeLikeJeff and book a free eye test at Tesco Opticians to make sure that you too can see the road safely and clearly. 

     Click play on the video below to find out more about how you can #BeLikeJeff.


    For more information on eyesight requirements visit the following websites:

    DirectGov: Motoring
    NHS Choices: Fit to drive?

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