How soon can I drive after Cataract surgery?

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) states that you can start driving again if you can read a number plate 20 metres away with both eyes open. Some patients are able to do this several days after cataract surgery. However many people who have had cataract surgery will need glasses to be able to do this and need to wait until they are seen by the optician for new glasses approximately 5-6 weeks after surgery. Up to 90% of people who have surgery for cataracts will eventually have a good enough level of vision to be able to drive again if they have no other eye condition.

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