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Oh Dear. 1 year 6 days ago #439286

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At my usual 2 yearly eye test I was referred for high pressures in 2015. My GP referred me to an eye specialist who told me that my eyes were fine and that the pressure was only marginally high. She would look again in a year. FF to 2016 and the same diagnosis. At an eye test in May 2017 for new specs there was no prob with eye pressures so went along quite happily to my annual check up at the eye clinic. Consultant tells me I have chronic open angle glaucoma and put me on medication. Advised me to tell DVLA, which I did. Dvla sent me back for field of view tests - passed with flying colours and 6/6 both eyes. Dvla have now asked me to send in my licence and will issue me with a licence subject to medical review. Not a prob as can still drive and tow up to 3500 Kg but, of course I lose the C1, D1 automatic entitlement. I know I would have lost it in 2018 when I reach 70 anyway but.....
not nice getting old is it :-(
One thing though. When I read the handy guide to licence cats ( Thanks Prof) I note that the max trailer length is 7M. My lightweight Elddis is just 5cm over that if I include the A frame. I didn't know about the trailer length restriction.....
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Oh Dear. 1 year 6 days ago #439291

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As soon as the dvla get involved the Botherations seem to increase. It took them 8 months to finally return my licence and the list of restrictions with mine was endless. I'll have to look up lengths though as I don't recall any mention of that.
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Oh Dear. 1 year 6 days ago #439299

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You were sensible having regular eye tests. A good friend of mine didn't. He bought reading glasses from anywhere. Then one night driving back from Portsmouth he had problems so went for any eye test. Result immediate referral to hospital, suspension of licence pending medical review. He'd got glaucoma and whilst he has his licence back he can't drive at night and has problematic medication. Not nice but can be ameliorated if dealt with early via regular eye tests.
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Oh Dear. 1 year 6 days ago #439300

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7m excluding drawbar/a frame.
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Oh Dear. 1 year 6 days ago #439305

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Thanks for that. Yes I count myself lucky that I had regular eye tests... but they're free aren't they? I know that glaucoma can be halted - not cured or reversed, that further damage to the optic nerve and loss of peripheral vision can be prevented - there are a lot of worse things - and my vision(corrected) is still as good perfect but.......

and thanks to the person who altered my(crass) header. :-)

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