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 motorcycle 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.

Fill in form V1 and send it to them. The address is on the form.

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.