A vision test is an integral part of obtaining a driver’s license, for the first time as well as during renewal, especially for senior citizens. Testing vision for driver’s license approval is necessary because driving requires good eyesight to perceive roadside conditions, as well as make sudden decisions and act accordingly in ensuring road safety.
The visual requirements for driving in Ontario:
G and M class (car and motorcycle)
Corrected visual acuity (with glasses) 20/50 both eyes open
120 degrees of visual field, 15 degrees above and below visual axis
A (semi), B (school bus), C commercial bus) D (truck >11,000Kg) , E (24 passenger van), F (ambulance)
Corrected visual acuity (with glasses) 20/30 both eyes open, and not worse than 20/100 in worst eye
150 degrees of visual field, 20 degrees above and below visual axis