Headlines 1,400+ UK Drivers Lose Licenses for Failed Eye Tests They were unable to read a number plate from 20 meters. Published 3 weeks ago on July 11, 2021 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet More than 1,400 drivers in the UK have had their driver’s licenses revoked due to failed eye tests over the past five years. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency took the licenses because the drivers “were unable to read a number plate from 20 metres in roadside tests,” Chronicle Live reports. The data emerged from an open records request by Select Car Leasing. “Problems with eyesight can not only put you at risk but also put other motorists, passengers and pedestrians in danger,” said Graham Conway, general manager of Select Car Leasing. The government maintains the following “standards of vision for driving”: You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres. You must also meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving by having a visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on the Snellen scale (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) using both eyes together or, if you have sight in one eye only, in that eye. You must also have an adequate field of vision – your optician can tell you about this and do a test. Read more at the Chronicle Live Advertisement Related Topics:Latest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Bloomingdale’s to Open Bloomie’s Concept Don't Miss Kering Eyewear to Acquire Danish Frame Maker INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at [email protected]. SPONSORED VIDEO Sponsored by Shamir Customer Focused, Service Oriented, Forward Thinking for life improvement, fashion, performance sports, occupational single vision, and progressive lenses. Our values, the driving force behind our ideas and actions, keep the ECP in the center. Every Shamir representative is personally committed to our customers’ vision, and to providing the best service and support to meet and exceed their expectations, all with a personal touch. You may like All the Cool Eye Decor You Need and More Business Boosters for August and September Kings Guard Gaming and VSP Global Innovation Center Establish Partnership 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award Recipients Promoted Headlines Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool WEAVE Remastering an Icon Safilo Safilo Introduces Under Armour’s First-ever Optical Collection Safilo Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Tools and Equipment8 hours ago All the Cool Eye Decor You Need and More Business Boosters for August and September Press Releases8 hours ago Kings Guard Gaming and VSP Global Innovation Center Establish Partnership Press Releases22 hours ago 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award Recipients Press Releases22 hours ago EyeCare4Kids Reaches Historic Milestone; 400,000 Kids Helped Press Releases22 hours ago OneSight Serves 267 Patients in the Bronx Headlines2 weeks ago US House Bill Would Expand Medicare to Include Vision Care Photo Gallery1 week ago ECPs Glam It Up in Their Top Eyewear Picks America's Finest3 weeks ago This Clever Business Model Means Total Control for One Minnesota Optical Headlines5 days ago Warby Parker Rolls Out ‘Virtual Vision Test’ App Headlines2 weeks ago Video: 3 Accused of Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses in Los Angeles Press Releases1 week ago Sun Pharma Launches Third Dry Eye Gets Personal Video Campaign Headlines2 weeks ago Video: 3 Accused of Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses in Los Angeles Press Releases2 weeks ago Sun Pharma Releases Second Dry Eye Gets Personal Video Campaign Press Releases3 weeks ago Sun Pharma Launches Unbranded ‘Dry Eye Gets Personal’ Video Campaign Sponsored Content1 month ago Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines5 days ago Warby Parker Rolls Out ‘Virtual Vision Test’ App Headlines4 days ago Nova Southeastern Names Optometry Dean Mark Hinton1 week ago ECP Excellence is Within Your Grasp If You Keep these 19 Things in Mind Products3 days ago The Internet’s Influence on Eyewear Consumers Has Doubled and More of What You Need to Know for August 4ECPs1 week ago 7 Reasons to Use LinkedIn for Your Independent Eyecare Business Best of the Best1 week ago This OD and Marketing Expert Is Blazing A Trail in ‘Social Audio’ Manager's To-Do1 week ago Back to School and Vision Expo West Planning Collide and More Manager’s To Dos for August and September Columns5 days ago Does Private Practice Development Consulting Make a Difference?