Professional vision screening for your driver’s licence is done at our VISION branches. You have to bring a valid Identification document (ID) with. The screening is done free of charge, but there is a R10 fee for the certificate.
The law stipulates that everyone renewing their driver’s licences must have their vision screened. Instead of waiting in long queues, you can have your screening conducted by an optometrist.
This project is conducted in co-operation with and approved by the licensing departments and the national Department of Transport. The screening does not replace a full eye examination. It will, however, reveal any potential problems you may have before you renew your driver’s licence.
You will receive an official certificate stating that you have had your vision screened by an optometrist. The certificate indicates the condition of your vision and will be accepted by the licensing departments.
Many people think that if they have no visual symptoms, there is no need to have their eyes examined once a year. During an eye examination, however, many early signs of potential diseases can be detected and treated before they cause serious problems, for example: