You may need to tell DVLA if you have cataracts.

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 1 eye

You don’t need to tell DVLA as long as you don’t have a medical condition in the other eye.

After removal of cataracts

You’ll need to meet the ‘visual standards for driving’ if you’ve had surgery to remove cataracts.

Read the vision information leaflet ‘VIS1’ for more information.

Cataracts in both eyes

You must tell DVLA. Fill in form V1 and send it to them. The address is on the form.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you have cataracts in 1 or both eyes. Fill in form V1V and send it to them. The address is on the form.

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