Daffodil Posted May 1, 2018 Share Posted May 1, 2018 Quote I think it's still an 8 week rule that applies: https://www.gov.uk/reapply-driving-licence-medical-condition When contacting the DVLA I refenced the 'Exceptional Circumstances' given on the following page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visual-disorders-assessing-fitness-to-drive I'd recommend getting your neurologist to confirm that whatever caused your visual field loss was an isolated event (I'm afraid I haven't read any of your previous posts so am not sure what the cause was of your stroke). My understanding is the DVLA need confirmation that the event is not going to happen again. For me all my brain MRIs were clear so they could see that I had no other malformations and as no clot was ever found they knew it wasn't an ischemic stroke so there were no concerns about me having an increased risk of having a stroke in future. I suspect my age (in my late 20s at the time also helped). Unless you can provide evidence to the DVLA that you are not at an increased risk of it happening again I think they will be reluctant to consider you for a licence. I did my test through: http://www.rdac.co.uk/ But it was all organised by the DVLA. Feel free to contact them about information about the assessment - I can't remember many details other than what I already said in my pp. I just had to drive a dual carriageway, around various A & B roads, through a small town and then do the exercises they gave above. I was not allowed to practice in any vehicle before hand (I was sent a driving licence valid for one day only for the test and I had to hand it in at the end of my assessment). This advice is taken from the Quadtrantanopia thread and the quote is from BTG member Hoofbeat sharing advice on reapplying with a visual condition , more can be found on that thread and it is recommended you read the entire thread. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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