Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

7. If I have a cataract, Is it still safe for me to drive?

Eye diseases such as cataracts (and glaucoma and macular degeneration) become more common as people get older. Your cataract can make it harder to drive safely. Fortunately, most cataracts can be removed with simple surgery. Ask your doctor about this surgery and whether it’s safe to keep driving until you have it.

(Watch the video to learn more about driving with a vision disorder. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)