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21st November 2014

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21 November 2014

The new Driving and glaucoma leaflet is now available, free of charge from the IGA. The leaflet includes information on when to report glaucoma to the DVLA, the tests that the DVLA will ask the applicant to take, what to expect from the tests and from the testing optometrist (optician). Additional information includes clarification on the testing conditions for the visual field test and the fact that up to three visual field tests can be taken in certain circumstances.

Comments Karen Brewer, Head of Marketing and PR, “driving and the possible loss of a licence can be a traumatic experience for people with glaucoma. Around ten per cent of calls to our helpline are from people who are worried or concerned about the tests, the process, and the results. We hope that this leaflet addresses those questions and concerns, and is useful to people who may be reapplying for their licence, whether for the first time, or for subsequent renewals”.

For more information on Driving and Glaucoma, or any aspect of glaucoma, contact our helpline on info@iga.org.uk or call: 01233 64 81 70.

The IGA provides individual leaflets free of charge on request to all individuals and to professionals in batches of 50. Please order by email through contacting: info@iga.org.uk or calling 01233 64 81 64 or order via the website: https://www.glaucoma-association.com/shop/cat/14.html

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