Vision and driving

Vision Res. 2010 Nov 23;50(23):2348-61. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2010.05.021. Epub 2010 May 23.


Driving is the primary means of personal travel in many countries and relies heavily on vision for its successful execution. Research over the past few decades has addressed the role of vision in driver safety (motor vehicle collision involvement) and in driver performance (both on-road and using interactive simulators in the laboratory). Here we critically review what is currently known about the role of various aspects of visual function in driving. We also discuss translational research issues on vision screening for licensure and re-licensure and rehabilitation of visually impaired persons who want to drive.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attention
  • Automobile Driving* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Licensure
  • Mass Screening
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis
  • Vision Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Visual Perception*