Driving Lessons - Eyesight?

There's a minimum standard so it's worthwhile to check that your eyesight is OK. Make sure that you can read a car number plate from the minimum distance. If you need glasses or contact lenses, that's OK, but you must wear them whenever you drive and, of course, when you take your test.

You must be able to read an old-style number plate in good daylight from a distance of 20.5 metres (that's 67 feet, or about five car lengths). The distance for the new-style number plates introduced in September 2001 is 20 metres (66 feet).