Posted : 4 years 7 months ago
I would love to see some pressure applied to the DVLA in the hope of persuading them to take a more evidence-based approach to the effect of glaucoma instead of sticking doggedly to something the origin of which is lost in the mists of time.
In my case I failed my third 3-year peripheral vision test some 4 years ago due to 1 missed point at the bottom of the field - actually correct as shown by retesting. However my beef is the stubborn refusal by the DVLA to allow me to go forward for an assessment practical test (an opportunity which can be granted if loss of peripheral vision is due to a stroke for example) on the grounds that "... glaucoma is progressive" despite being provided with reams of test results and statements by my surgeon showing essential stability over many, many years.
I reckon its too late to help my cause (i have been battling with the big C of the bones for last year) but I would love to see the DVLA shaken out of their complacent attitude. Go for it !!
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