Eyesight test for driving licenses

The driver’s eyesight test required by law (with a specialist’s opinion) is a private examination that is not covered by health insurance, so patients have to pay for it themselves. If visual acuity is impaired, the public health physician is required to ask for an ophthalmologist’s professional opinion, and if the person examined sees only with one eye or suffers from progressive visual disorders, the examination includes the following:

  • a thorough examination of the entire eye, and
  • a visual acuity test (corrected and uncorrected, with one eye and both eyes) of the field of vision, and possibly of mesopic vision.
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