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Can I drive an HGV with glaucoma in one eye?

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Can I drive an HGV with glaucoma in one eye?

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

Yes you can provided you have a normal binocular (both eyes together) field of vision. You must inform the DVLA that you have glaucoma, and at their discretion they may ask you to take a field of vision test and ask for reports from you eye specialist. 

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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