Does the niqab (veil) wearer satisfy the minimal visual field for driving?

Edward Pearce, Glyn Walsh, Gordon N. Dutton

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Visual field testing of subjects wearing a niqab was carried out using the approved (Esterman) test on
a Humphrey perimeter to determine if visually normal subjects met the European driving standard.
Measurement of aperture dimensions of the niqab when worn was recorded. When wearing the
niqab, all subjects achieved a visual field adequate to satisfy UK/European driving standards. A
measurement of the limiting aperture size was obtained and a self-test method for niqab wearers was

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • niqab
  • driving
  • vision sciences
  • visual field


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