I have had bad eyesight from birth, and i mean bad. My lenses on my glasses are as thick as anything, without them everything is blurry unless it is a couple of inches away from my face.
Anyway, upon till now this hasn't been a major problem for me as bad eyesight is quite common, I sat at or near the front in class and just got on with my life with my glasses on permanently. Now I've decided to try to learn to drive (In the UK) and before applying for my provisional, i saw a eyesight requirement page so i proceeded to it only to see that i should be able to read a cars registration from about 20m away, so i went ahead and tested it on a few cars on a bright sunny day but i CAN NOT.
No matter how hard i squint, or how close i bring my glasses to my eyes, the text on the plate is just to blurry for me to interpret. i think i can read it from about 15 metres but rules are rules right?
I was hoping for some suggestions as to what to go about doing to resolve this? I mean i need to drive its not an option and i cant get lasik until im 21 (im currently 17).
i was thinking about trying contact lenses but how much difference will they make compared to glasses?