Journal article

A Survey of Drivers Vision in Victoria

DJ GUEST, JB JENNINGS

The Australian Journal of Optometry | Published : 1983

Abstract

ABSTRACT  A survey was conducted of presenting patients to optometric practices who held drivers licences. It was found that 12.3% failed the visual acuity standard (6/12) with their habitual vision; however, only 1.2% could not attain the standard with their best corrected vision. Of those who failed the standard but could be corrected to better than the standard 21.3% refused to accept the correction or the change in correction. It is argued that voluntary controls do not maintain the visual standard of a driving population and that more stringent licensing procedures should be adopted. Copyright © 1983, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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