Cataracts and driving
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Car or motorbike licence
Cataracts in one eye
You don’t need to tell DVLA if you have cataracts in one eye, unless you have a medical condition in the other eye.
You must tell DVLA if you have a medical condition in the other eye. Fill in form V1 and send it to them. The address is on the form.
Cataracts in both eyes
You must tell DVLA if you have cataracts in both eyes.
You can also fill in form V1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
You can only report one condition using the online option.
After removal of cataracts
You must meet the visual standards for driving if you want to drive and you’ve had surgery to remove cataracts.
Read the vision information leaflet ‘VIS1’ for more information.
Bus, coach or lorry licence
You must tell DVLA if you have cataracts in one or both eyes.
Fill in form V1V and send it to them. The address is on the form.