if you are not aware of any problems you should have your
eyes examined every 2 years. The eye examination is a health
check, which can detect underlying health problems as well
as changes in your vision.
time to have an eye test is just before you start learning
to drive. It is useful to mention to the optometrist that
you are about to start learning to driving. They may suggest
that you wear glasses or contact lenses to assist your vision.
you take your practical driving test one of the first things
your examiner will do is to give you a test before you get
into the car. They will point out a vehicle and ask you
to read the number plate.
must satisfy the examiner that in good daylight you can
read a vehicle number plate with letters 79.4mm (3.1in)
high at a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (about 67 feet).
Number plates with a narrower font, such as the new style
number plates introduced during 2001, should be read from
a distance of 20 metres (66 feet).
need glasses or contact lens to read the number plate, that
is OK however, you must wear them during your test and whenever
have had sight correction surgery you should declare this
when you apply for your provisional licence.
can't speak English or have difficulty reading, you may
copy down what you see.
answer is incorrect, your examiner will measure the exact
distance and repeat the test.
fail this part of the test your examiner will mark that
your eyesight has failed to meet the required standard and
your test will be terminated.