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Posted By: Lindsey Collins
Total Posts: 17
Joined Date: 3 Oct 2017

I was exactly the same as you. I was certain I had faied and when the letter came I coud hardly open it for fear, especiall as it came through much faster than they had told me it would. I was wrong, though and am still driving. Good luck.

Posted : 29 May 2019
Posted By: ffran
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: 29 May 2019

Hi

my first post! I had the dvla test yesterday and don’t think it went well.. I am 58 and still working so am terrified I will lose my licence.  How did you get on?

Posted : 29 May 2019
Posted By: japes1275
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: 25 Nov 2018

Thanks for that, I was fine as well! Envelope came last week and I’ve been told I can keep my license until  there has been some deterioration in my vision. I’m 30 years behind you so if I’m still driving at 79 I’ll be very happy!

Posted : 11 Dec 2018
Posted By: David
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: 27 Nov 2018

I had a test last week. It was professionally carried out.

I use bifocals, and as the line inthe lenses confused me when spotting the dots, I asked for a pair of glasses for distance as close to my prescription as possible. They did this. I had two tests with their glasses and one with my bifocals. The tester gave me my results which surprised me. Out of 120 maximum I got 104 and 103 with their glasses and 9 7 with my bifocals. He also showed me the printout of one of my tests. All the missed dots were in the lower half of the fields, below the horizontal. I was quite surprised that without my asking he gave me all this info. Maybe it's part of a new transparency policy.

I got a new three year licence yesterday. I am nearly 79 and also got a letter implying that the test in three years will be tougher. Fair enough. I may not want to drive anyway then.

I think now I've passed I'll get a pair of dedicated driving glasses.

I also had the situation when being treated by the NHS for about 5years the question of advising the DVLA never came up.

When I started to go to a glaucoma specialist privately he immediately asked if I had told the DVLA and suggested that I did.

Obviously I did.

Good luck with the test!

Posted : 27 Nov 2018
Posted By: japes1275
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: 25 Nov 2018

Had the test today and I think it went ok. I got 120/120 and 0% and though I don't know what that means the lady that did the test said it was good and she didn't think I'd have any problems with the DVLA. I'll still be scared stiff again when the envelope arrives.

Posted : 26 Nov 2018

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