Eye-sight requirement HGV Medical



Starting from May 2012 the DVLA’s standards
for visual acuity in Group 2 drivers tightened
dramatically.

Now: the better eye must achieve at least 6/7.5
on the Snellen chart. Glasses must not need
to be greater than +8 dioptres.hgv licence eye test
The other eye must have at least 6/60.
Uncorrected vision must be at least 3/60.
Monoccularity – Grandfather rights still exist
if you were a licence holder already prior to 1996.
Visual acuity is part of the HGV medical examination
and can be done by any doctor who has
the necessary new DVLA standard eye charts.
Otherwise this part can be done by an optician separately.
Written by Dr Steve Walton