Visual acuity standards for driving
As a summary of the recent work we’ve done on how an acuity of 6/12 relates to the ability to read a number plate at 20m – both standards for driving in the UK – have a peek at the article in Optometry in Practice this month. The answer is ‘quite well, but not perfectly’, which has implications for optometrists advising patients on their fitness to drive, and for drivers trying to work out if their vision is good enough to meet the standards. With the latter, the first port of call should definitely be to book an eye examination!
The College of Optometrists were happy for this paper to be made available via Anglia Ruskin University’s institutional repository, so can also be viewed here.