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About Vincent

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    Reading , Long country walks, history, cricket, table tennis.

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  1. Johnnie, once again many thanks. It can be Kafkaesque ,however,dealing with the DVLA. When I rang on Monday the eigth, the person professed no knowledge of my good news from the week before and said the medical team hadn't even looked at my case. I was speechless! When I gathered my thoughts and cooled down I rang again in the afternoon and spoke to someone else who , after putting me on hold to investigate, stated that I have been recommended for assessment, but that the assessments have grinded to a halt because of Corvid 19. I still do not have my assessment news in writing, but I assume a backlog for the same reason. I'll certainty take your advice 're.cancellations. Many thanks. Vincent.
  2. Johnnie, you're a star! Some good news. Before I received your comprehensive email yesterday, I gave the DVLA a ring yesterday. The initial DVLA recorded message stated that no calls were being accepted. I persevered and spoke to a member of staff who stated that I will have to sit a driving assessment, and i will receive a letter to this effect in due course, which is all I ever wanted. I'm very happy but I realise that with the corvid 19 lockdown it could be a long wait. At least I know that things are moving. Many,many thanks for all the time and care that you've taken in helping me and others. Vincent.
  3. Many, many thanks, Johnnie. To cut to the chase, my license was revoked following a DVLA-arranged and paid for Field of Vision test at Specsavers. I failed this test which is when I received the DVLA letter listing seven criteria to apply for exceptional case status. I waited for a year to elapse since my SAH and had an appointment with Head Orthoptician at my local hospital. She kindly wrote to the DVLA to support my claim. After MANY weeks the DVLA asked me to request her support to confirm that I had adapted efficiently to my loss of peripheral vision. The thing is, neither she nor my GP really know me from Adam, but she did say that I play League standard table-tennis, walk on obscur public footpaths in the countryside, and shop and cook as before. The Occupational Health team checked my everyday skills for a couple of weeks immediately following the SAH. I have advised the DVLA of the foregoing, and I would be prepared for any test or assessment of my driving. When I refer to the field of Vision test, I am presuming that it is the same thing as the Easterman test. I hope this clarifies my situation. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your knowledge and help; also this wonderful website. I shall take your sage advice also to search quadrantanopia on this site. Vincent.
  4. All the above posts and replies are really helpful. I had an SAH IN DEC2018 so I had to wait a year to take the Field of Vision test and apply for Exceptional Case status. Failed Field of Vision test at hospital in Jan 2020. However, I had the seven conditions to apply to be achieve Exceptional Case status. I have lost some peripheral vision in both eyes, but I have been playing top standard table-tennis twice a week since two weeks after my SAH. Still waiting to hear from DVLA: how can I prove to them that I do everything as pre-stroke except drive? Any help or advice gratefully received.
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