Driving and Eye Health

Even a small loss of vision can affect your driving. Find out how to stay safe on the road.

Good vision is essential for safe driving, and even small changes can affect your ability to:

  • read road signs
  • see hazards on the road like pedestrians, objects or other vehicles
  • identify coloured signals like traffic lights
  • judge gaps between moving vehicles or the distance of oncoming traffic 

In turn, these impacts can affect your ability to safely change lanes or merge into traffic, negotiate intersections and respond in a timely way to the road and surrounding environment.

The Victorian Government has a number of resources on your vision and driving.