Land Transport (Compulsory Impairment Test) Notice 2009

6 Eye assessment
  • (1) Step 1: Preliminary action

    • (a) If the person being tested is wearing any form of eyeglasses,—

      • (i) the testing officer must direct the person to remove his or her eyeglasses; and

      • (ii) the person must then immediately remove his or her eyeglasses.

    • (b) The testing officer must ask the person being tested whether the person is wearing contact lenses and the person being tested must reply to that question.

    (2) Step 2: Eye assessment

    • (a) The testing officer must—

      • (i) direct the person being tested to keep his or her head still; and

      • (ii) when the person being tested has his or her head still,—

        • (A) measure the person's pupils by comparing them with a gauge held beside the person's eyes; and

        • (B) investigate the reaction of the person's eyes to light using torchlight.

    • (b) The testing officer must direct the person being tested to—

      • (i) keep his or her head still; and

      • (ii) track the movement of an object with his or her eyes until directed to stop.

    • (c) The testing officer must ask the person being tested whether he or she has understood the directions given in paragraphs (a) and (b), and if necessary repeat any direction.

    • (d) The testing officer must observe the person's eyes to determine whether any of the following conditions are present:

      • (i) horizontal gaze nystagmus:

      • (ii) vertical gaze nystagmus:

      • (iii) lack of convergence.

    (3) Step 3: Matters to be recorded

    • (a) The testing officer must record whether the person being tested—

      • (i) is wearing contact lenses:

      • (ii) is able to track a moving object with his or her eyes as directed in subclause (2)(b):

      • (iii) is observed to have any of the conditions referred to in subclause (2)(d):

      • (iv) is able to follow directions.

    • (b) The testing officer must also record—

      • (i) the measurement referred to in subclause (2)(a)(ii)(A); and

      • (ii) the result of the investigation referred to in subclause (2)(a)(ii)(B).

    • (c) If the eye assessment is not completed, or not completed satisfactorily, the testing officer must record that fact.