Comments: Worrying

I can't get anywhere with your link without signing up to something which obviously I won't do. But yes I think opticians should have a duty to do so.

Posted by allotmentqueen on 2 November, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Sorry allotmentqueen, that link (which was to a GP advice site) worked from Google, and when I tested it from here. I've replaced it with another.

Posted by Blue Witch on 2 November, 2018 at 7:38 AM

Wouldn't his insurance be invalid as well? Which, if he just damaged/wrote his own car off, I have no problem with as he would just be paying the price of his own stupidity - but should he cause an accident that involved others...

Posted by Sue on 3 November, 2018 at 6:50 AM

In Texas, US the driver's license is good for 6 years. You can renew online, but periodically you still have go in person to renew and submit to an eye-test. I had to do that last time and didn't pass the eye-test so I now have a restriction on my license that requires me to wear glasses when I drive (which I was already doing, but now it's official.) You can also be restricted in other ways such as daytime driving only, a maximum speed limit of 45 MPH, and no expressway driving. At age 79, you are required to take the eye-test and at age 85, you then must do this every two years.

The eye-test given at the DMV office is pretty basic, but seems to err on the side of caution as it will fail people who can actually see well enough to drive. Those people will then need to get a certified exam notice from an optometrist before they will be issued a license renewal. I know several people that have to do this each time in order to get their license renewed.

Posted by Ann on 6 November, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Apropos of nothing have you discovered Inspirobot?

Posted by Debster on 14 November, 2018 at 11:26 PM

I have known people who certainly shouldn't drive but their doctors haven't said a word.

Posted by Z on 15 November, 2018 at 9:24 PM