Eye test for driving licence privatised

ABU DHABI — The General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police has privatised eye testing required for driving licence applicants in Abu Dhabi. In cooperation with three private hospitals, six centres for eye tests were opened yesterday, Khaleej Times learnt.

By Adel Arafah

Published: Mon 14 Aug 2006, 11:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:10 PM

Four centers have been inaugurated in Abu Dhabi, the capital, of which two are in the premises of the licences section, one at Al Rahba Police Station, and one at the Emirates Driving School in Al Musaffah.

A fifth centre is situated at Tarif in the western region, while the last centre is located in Al Ain. All eye tests are done at a low charge, Major Abdullah Al Qadi, Head of Driving Licences Section, was quoted as saying.

The said hospitals are Al Khaleej Diagnostic Centre in Abu Dhabi, Al Salama Hospital in Al Ain, and Al Mazrouey Hospital in Tarif. The three contracted hospitals are fully equipped with latest equipment requisite for eye tests to detect and assess changes and weaknesses in vision as per the international medical protocols.

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