VicRoads Assessments at The Eye Lab

VicRoads Assessments at The Eye Lab

Driving a vehicle requires good vision and perception. Changes to your vision can impact your ability to continue safe driving practices. Regular eye checks are important for optimal eye health and to keep you safe on the road.

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VicRoads Medical Assessments assess your field of vision (peripheral vision), visual acuity (visual focus), depth of perception, colour vision, and contrast sensitivity required for safe driving. VicRoads Medical Assessments at The Eye Lab are conducted by our experienced and compassionate team of optometrists to ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

Introduction to VicRoads Assessments

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Comprehensive VicRoads Assessment Services

We offer a range of comprehensive examinations and scans to diagnose eye conditions that may impact your vision while driving. For peace of mind for you and your family and to ensure optimal eye health, visit our friendly optometrists for a VicRoads Medical Assessment.

Vision Testing and Evaluation

Our expert optometrists conduct the following tests that may provide supporting evidence for your VicRoads Assessment:

OCT Scans (Optical Coherence Tomography) give a detailed view of the back of the eye, including the retina. They are useful for monitoring eye changes so that we can stay at the forefront of your eye health maintenance and ensure your vision is clear and consistent for driving.

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Visual fields assessments measure peripheral vision, which is essential for drivers to monitor the presence of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and potential hazards. Our visual fields assessment takes up to 30 minutes and is non-invasive.

Glaucoma can impact peripheral vision and the ability to distinguish objects from their background. Glaucoma assessments include OCT scans and visual fields testing to help determine the presence of Glaucoma and its impact on your vision for driving and general well-being.

A topography assessment checks the shape of your cornea for conditions such as Astigmatism, which can impact your driving ability by causing blurred vision, glare, reduced contrast sensitivity, and increased eye strain.

We also conduct diabetes assessments and dry eye testing, two further conditions that may impact your ability to drive safely and pass the VicRoads Medical Assessment.

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Medical Review

Having your vision assessed to confirm you are fit to drive can be a confronting process. Our team is on hand with expert advice and compassionate care to support you on this journey. We will work with your other healthcare providers to gather the necessary data and complete your VicRoads Medical Assessment efficiently and quickly.

Reporting and Certification

We write thorough evaluation reports and help you complete the necessary documentation for your VicRoads Assessment to make the process less stressful for you and your family.
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Consultation and Advice

Our team of experienced and caring optometrists will discuss the appropriate eye tests and exams for your vision needs and create a customised treatment plan to help you continue safe driving practices and ensure your overall eye health and general well-being.

Why Choose The Eye Lab for Your VicRoads Assessment?

Here at The Eye Lab, we utilise the diagnostic capabilities of our experienced team of optometrists and state-of-the-art technology to support your eye health and safe driving practices with personalised service, empathy, and care.

VicRoads Assessments FAQs

What vision standards are required for passing the VicRoads medical assessment?

Visual acuity of 6/12 or above is required for an unrestricted driver’s licence in Australia. What do these numbers mean?

  • 6: The distance in metres between you and the eye chart.
  • 12: The distance from which ‘normal’ vision can see the same level of detail.

How should I prepare for my VicRoads vision assessment?

To prepare for your VicRoads assessment, book an appointment with your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam to make sure your glasses or contact lenses prescription is up to date.

What happens if I don’t meet the vision standards?

If you don’t meet the vision standards in your VicRoads Medical Assessment, you may be referred back to us for further eye examinations. You may also have temporary driving restrictions on your licence while further treatment options are explored.

How long does the VicRoads assessment process take?

The entire process, from your initial eye examination to receiving the final report from VicRoads, takes between 3 to 6 weeks. To ensure a smooth and efficient process, book your eye appointment early and let us help you ensure you have the necessary documentation ready for your submission.

Schedule Your VicRoads Assessment

Contact us for a VicRoads Medical Assessment or book online for an eye test to get up-to-date feedback about your vision so you can continue to practice safe driving habits for the benefit of you and your loved ones.