HL Deb 25 March 2003 vol 646 c74WA
Viscount Simon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make the issue of a driving licence conditional on the driver wearing prescription glasses if an eye test shows that to be necessary; and whether this requirement should be spelt out on the licence.[HL2213]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

An eyesight correction code is currently displayed on the driving licence where a driver declares that glasses or corrective lenses are required to meet the eyesight standards. This alerts the police to the need to check, when they stop vehicles at the roadside, that such drivers are wearing their glasses/corrective lenses. Any driver who is found not to be driving in accordance with the conditions set out on his/her licence will be liable to prosecution.