OPTOMETRIST RIANDA’S BLOG

Getting your Driver’s License Eye Certificate from us

To renew your driver’s license you are required to present documents which assure that your vision is compatible with driving standards. Upon request, we are able to offer you this service and provide the required certificate. This can be done at the end of your general ophthalmic consultation, with no additional charge.

The law stipulates that everyone renewing their driver’s licence must have their vision screened. Instead of waiting in long queues at the licensing centre, you can have your screening conducted by us. This can be done at the end of your general ophthalmic consultation, with no additional charge. 

This project is conducted in co-operation with and approved by the licensing departments and the national Department of Transport. The screening does not replace a full eye examination. It will, however, reveal any potential problems you may have before you renew your driver’s licence.

You will receive an official certificate (purple form) stating that you have had your vision screened by an optometrist. The certificate indicates the condition of your vision and will be accepted by the licensing departments.

Many people think that if they have no visual symptoms, there is no need to have their eyes examined once a year. During an eye examination, however, many early signs of potential diseases can be detected and treated before they cause serious problems, for example:

+ Glaucoma

+ Dry Eye Syndrome

+ Cataracts

+ High Blood Pressure

+ Eye infections

+ Diabetes