Nystagmus and driving – publication update

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10 March 2019
Source: Nystagmus Network

In line with recent changes at the DVLA we have updated our free to download booklet, Nystagmus and Driving. To make sure you know all the facts about driving and nystagmus, please download your copy today. Because of the hundreds of questions we are asked every year about nystagmus and driving, we shall be joined this year at Open Day

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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
Source: BBC Wales

Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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DVLA asks drivers to look again in new EYE 735T campaign

27 July 2018
Source: DVLA

DVLA launched a national eyesight awareness campaign on Monday 23 July 2018.  Drivers will be encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ – a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when driving – this includes being able to read

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BBC news: Poppy-Arabella: Letter sent to PM to change driving law

1 June 2018
Source: BBC news

A letter has been written to the prime minister in an effort to change the law around unfit drivers. Poppy-Arabella Clarke was killed by a visually impaired driver at a crossing in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. John Place, 72, had been told his eye-sight was below the standard set by the DVLA even with his glasses, which he was not wearing

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AOP calls on optics to support Don’t swerve a sight test campaign

16 November 2017
Source: AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is calling for a change in the law that would see all drivers required to prove that their vision meets the legal standard every ten years. More than one in three optometrists have seen a patient, in the past month, who had vision below the legal standard, yet continued to drive against advice. The research

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Response from the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) about Faulty visual field machine used for DVLA fitness to drive tests.

17 October 2015

Comments Russell Young, CEO, International Glaucoma Association (IGA): “The IGA is extremely concerned that a fault with one of the machines used to assess a person’s fitness to drive will have led to some people with glaucoma having their driving licence wrongly revoked. The DVLA requires a visual field test to assess whether a driver with glaucoma is safe to

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