Drivers Licence Screening

The Land Transport Safety Authority will require you to have your eyes checked every time you renew your licence on your 25th, 35th , 45th, 55th, 65th or 75th birthday. You are required to do a LTSA eye test unless you produce a eyesight certificate from an optometrist that is less than 60 days old.

Can I get an eyesight certificate before I get my licence?

Yes, at Focal Point we do pre drivers licence visual screening for $26 which includes the eyesight certificate, unless you have had an eye exam in the last 60 days in which it is free. This means you do not have to sit the LTSA eye test. If you fail the pre drivers licence screening you will need a full eye exam and eyewear if necessary, to qualify for your drivers licence.

I have failed the LTSA eye test?

The LTSA eye test screeners generally have a high fail rate, even if you have good vision. AA staff aren't qualified to make a professional decision on your vision, so they will send you to get an eyesight certificate from an optometrist. We can do a visual screening test for $35. This includes the eyesight certificate plus an additional general health check. If you fail the Focal Point visual screening you will need a full eye exam and eyewear if necessary, to qualify for your drivers licence

You may find it is more convenient getting a eyesight certificate prior to applying for your drivers licence, as appointments to see an optometrist after failing may not always be available. The AA is located directly opposite us for added convenience.