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    Will DVLA charge me for updating my provisional license? Need glasses.

    Hi, I've had my provisional for about 4 months and recently I've realised I might need glasses but I didn't put this on my provisional. In other words if I go to specsavers in a few days and they say I need glasses (Which I really think they'll say) I'll obviously need to contact DVLA and let them know, will they charge me another £50 for another license?
    FYI: I've got my theory on the 25th, and due to start lessons in august/september.

    Many thanks for any answers.

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    Im not aware of any reason to state to the DVLA that you need glasses in relation to your license only if you become medically unfit to drive.
    If you are prescribed glasses you just need to ensure you wear them whilst driving.
    Edited by: "arachnoid" 11th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    arachnoid

    Im not aware of any reason to state to the DVLA that you need glasses in … Im not aware of any reason to state to the DVLA that you need glasses in relation to your license only if you become medically unfit to drive.



    Thanks for the reply. I feel I'd be able to drive fine but it's reading the number plate from 20 metres (I think its 16m now but unsure) on the practical test. But I've heard people on about examiners not even bothering with the right distance but others not so lucky.

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    longbowassassin

    HERE...



    Thanks, I looked on gov.uk/hea…ing (It says the link on the licence counterpart) but I can't find anything really to do with eyes, except for sight in 1 eye and stuff like that. Unless there is a medical term I'm missing out like blurry-eye-oitits or what ever they'll call it :P

    If you need them to read the number plate you will need to wear them whilst driving.
    https://www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules
    Get varifocals lens to make it easier for yourself,they have long vision through the top of the lens and reading through the bottom portion.



    Edited by: "arachnoid" 11th Jul 2014

    Driving eyesight rules

    You must tell DVLA if you’ve got any problem with your eyesight that a … You must tell DVLA if you’ve got any problem with your eyesight that affects both of your eyes, or the remaining eye if you only have one eye.This doesn’t include being short or long sighted or colour blind. You also don’t need to say if you’ve had surgery to correct short sightedness and can meet the eyesight standards.

    Original Poster

    Thanks all, here, have a cookie,
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    You do need specs, you have a driving licence, not a driving license.

    (_;)

    Inactive

    You do need specs, you have a driving licence, not a driving license.(_;)




    The grammar police were working overtime last night I see...

    theyiddo

    The grammar police were working overtime last night I see...



    Well, if he reads an S for a C on his driving test, he will fail it.(_;)

    Make sure you tell them if you get a new haircut though because you won't look quite like you do on your licence.
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