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Dr. Thomas, MD
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I have had a Stroke in 2009 i've been driving since2012 and

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Hi Pearl I have had a Stroke in 2009 i've been driving since2012 and faild the DVLA eye test so i have to go to Hospital for further testing rather than Specksavers why ? i am having the feeling of sand in my eye Would stress be a cause ? To drive means a lot as i f i dont get back driving i may seriously think of selling up
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately? Is there anything else important you think the Opthamologist should know?
Customer: My vision was checked in Febury this year my stright ahead vision is spot on but i had knowen i have a blank spot on the bottom left side where i was told i would be good if i looked just a little further to my left i should be good to go any hoo i know the DVLA are the only ones who know if it's safe to drive or not My Drugs since my stroke have never changed can i do anything to try ti inprove my sight ?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hello

If you fail the test, the next step is to get the eye doctor to certify that you are OK to drive.

Hence the further testing.

Beyond that, I don't see that you have any recourse.

You must do the further testing at this point.

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