Driving Licence and Eyesight

By mickydee

I am about to apply for my driving licence. I wear glasses 50% of the time and contact lenses 50% of the time. Should my picture show me wearing glasses or contacts?

By EngineerAndy• 11 years 12 months ago.
EngineerAndy

Thanks for your input Oryx. So it's only a distance test then is it?

By Oryx• 11 years 12 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Oryx

I have the lowest grade glasses possible - i used them for watching football matches and night driving.

I don't have perscrip sunglasses.

I had no problems with the eye test at all.

They just wanted to know I wasn't as blind as a bat.

By EngineerAndy• 11 years 12 months ago.
EngineerAndy

I'm a little short sighted, but I'd prefer not to be listed as requiring glasses as I don't have prescription sunglasses, and I find the idea of wearing contacts is too weird!

So what is it exactly they do during the eye sight checks? I'd like to have an idea of what I'm going in for....

Thanks.

By jadcia101• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
jadcia101

I wear glasses, took the test, couldn't read most of the numbers or letters and they still passed me. The woman said I should have been wearing glasses in the pic, but passed me anyways and just said to wear my glasses when I drive.

By taliesin• 14 years 11 months ago.
taliesin

It's contacts all the way for me.

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"There's this thing called being so open-minded your brains drop out". - Richard Dawkins

By coolquietman• 14 years 11 months ago.
coolquietman

no joke dear...god forbid should u have a mishap this could be a legal point by the prosecution. i see these cases daily....take ur pics with glasses...USE GLASSES WHILE DRIVING!would meke us feel safer on the roads////lol

By taliesin• 14 years 11 months ago.
taliesin

Tee-hee, can't you just imagine it!

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"There's this thing called being so open-minded your brains drop out". - Richard Dawkins

By Don Corleone• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Don Corleone

The best thing to do is to wear your glasses 51% of the time and contact 49% and take the picture in your glasses or vice versa.

glad to be of any help

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By dweller• 14 years 11 months ago.
dweller

also a section in the book "If the sun doesn't kill you the washing machine will" that describes the author arriving for his eye test when it was undertaken in a portacabin. The cabin had a deceptively high step and he literally fell into the cabin.

The Sudanese Dr leaned over his desk, baton in hands and said "can I help you" to which the author replied "I have come for the eye test".

The Dr responded with "Not a very good start is it?"

By dweller• 14 years 11 months ago.
dweller

on here taliesin. It was a Shell secondee in the early 80's.

By taliesin• 14 years 11 months ago.
taliesin

that I read about the guy who was blind in one eye but when he did the eye test he covered up the bad eye twice but using different hands, and came out with a piece of paper saying he had perfect sight!?

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"There's this thing called being so open-minded your brains drop out". - Richard Dawkins

By fai077• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
fai077

If u going for application gav the photo without glass nd for test u can wear lense.

Thn u can wear glasses alsooo.

If u giv the photo hav glasses u must wear the glasses.

By dweller• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
dweller

you normally wear glasses when driving, the the photo should show you wearing glasses

By novita77• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
novita77

i didnt ... i wear contact lenses for years now. All my photos for driving license with contact lenses.

By shorti122• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
shorti122

It not necessary to wear your glasses in the picture. I didn't :-)

By anonymous• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Well they asked me for passport pictures with glasses...

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"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost".

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