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 "Driving with Vision Disorders" to learn how macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma can affect driving.