All drivers must meet the eyesight standards set out in the publication, Assessing Fitness to Drive.
When you apply for, or renew your licence, you may be required to pass an eyesight test.
For car (class C) and rider (class R) licences, you need to pass an eyesight test every 10 years until you're 45 years old, then every five years. Once you reach 75, you need to pass an eyesight test every year.For other vehicle licences (class LR and above), you need to pass an eyesight test, when renewing or replacing your licence.
If you've been informed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist that you need to wear glasses or contact lenses while driving, you must inform the Roads and Maritime Services(RMS). A condition will be added to your licence.
If you only require glasses/contact lenses in specific circumstances, for example at night or when driving a heavy vehicle, this requirement will also be added as a condition on your licence.