DVLA publishes revised list of notifiable conditions list for drivers following AOP advice

The AOP have been actively working with the DVLA since serious concerns were raised over its extended list of notifiable conditions at the end of last year

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has radically reduced its list of notifiable eye conditions for motorists as part of maintaining their driving licence, following ‘open and effective dialogue’ with the AOP.

Since the AOP raised serious concerns over the published list at the end of last year, the AOP has been working closely with the DVLA to find a solution to ensure the list is reasonable and proportionate for drivers and eye care practitioners.

Adam Sampson, AOP Chief Executive, said: “The original list of conditions would have almost certainly applied to most, if not all, drivers. We’re pleased to see that the DVLA have listened and acted on our advice and have now published a much-reduced list – which will also be a relief to many drivers on UK roads, who faced the threat of a £1000 fine.”

Dr Peter Hampson, AOP Clinical and Professional Director, said: “Throughout this process we’ve welcomed the opportunity to work with the DVLA and maintain open and effective dialogue on an issue that is important to so many people.

“We look forward to working with the DVLA in the future to continue to find practical solutions where needed for drivers, our members and the DVLA.”  

The revised list is published on the GOV.UK website.


For more information, please contact Serena Box, PR and Media Manager, at the Association of Optometrists, [email protected] or telephone 020 7549 2040.

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