POOR VISUAL ACUITY
A lack of visual acuity could be due to an eye condition such as short or long-sightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. These conditions are easily treatable with prescription glasses.
Managing poor acuity is especially important for drivers. To drive safely, your vision must pass the minimum vision standard set by the DVLA. Certain occupations demand higher standards.
Signs you may have a problem include loss of central vision - blind spots appear at the centre of the field of vision; loss of peripheral vision (‘tunnel vision’) – an inability to see to the side; blurred vision – objects appear out of focus or hazy at certain distances; poor night sight and sensitivity to reflection.
Low vision can stem from a number of conditions or injuries, such as diabetes or a brain injury.
It can also be related to other eye conditions, which are listed below.