Q: Can having cataracts obstruct vision and make it difficult to obtain a drivers license?


A: Like all vision disorders, cataracts can be a major problem when it comes to driver’s safety and also make it difficult to renew a driver’s license. In fact, individuals with cataracts have difficulties moving around during bright days or in conditions with sudden flashes of brightness, such as coming in and out of tunnels. They also have problems with bright lights coming from headlights as well as the light glares from other vehicles. For this reason, according to current regulations that apply to those affected by progressing eye diseases (such as cataracts), it is necessary to undergo special examinations that evaluate vision and sensitivity to light.