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What happens if I fail the DVLA visual field test?


You can be allowed to drive with one eye, but this eye needs to have full and normal central and peripheral vision. The DVLA specifies a test called the Easterman Binocular Field Test, performed with two eyes. You might have a visual field defect in the good eye if you haven't passed, as normally there should be no problem.

The DVLA specifies an appeal process, and there's nothing stopping you from obtaining an independent Easterman field test at another opticians and asking for their opinion. However, the DVLA will still make a decision based on their own criteria in interpreting the visual field plot sent to them by the optician.

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