When drivers get behind the wheel, they not only drive their cars to protect themselves, but also to protect those who drive and drive around. Everyone who gets in a car and starts the engine bears an enormous responsibility. Careful driving requires engaging the visual and auditory senses to make informed decisions and is often very fast to navigate safely.

Most of the information drivers need is visible; Therefore, good eyesight is essential for safe driving. If drivers cannot see clearly, they cannot estimate distances or spot problems. They will not be able to make better judgments. Peripheral vision, or “out of the corner of the eye,” is very important in detecting vehicles approaching from the side while the driver’s eyes are on the road.

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A full eye examination conducted during the driving eye test is the same as what is conducted during a routine eye test. It consists of history taking, visual acuity measurement, an external examination of the eye like external muscles motility test followed by specific tests for evaluating the eye health, color vision test (Ishihara test), pupil function, refraction and slit lamp examination.

Depending upon the vision assessment in each eye, you will be allowed to proceed with the driving license test or renewal.

There is a criteria set towards the minimum requirement of vision during the driving eye test, without which the person is not entitled to drive on the roads.