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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.


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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