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Applying for a provisional license

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by SamanthaLucie, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. SamanthaLucie

    SamanthaLucie Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello
    Just looking for a little advice. I have had type 1 diabetes for roughly 39 years, i was diagnosed when i was 14 months old. My diabetes control has always been pretty good with the exception of a few bad episodes and experiences along the way. I have also had quite a lot of laser surgery on my eyes, the last time being 3 years ago. Since then i have not needed any more. What i wanted to get advice on is that i can't drive but decided it's got to the stage where i really need my own car & independence but considering that i'm 41, have had diabetes for 39 years and have had a fair amount of laser and need glasses for my short sightedness is it really worth my time trying to apply for my provisional license? To be honest i don't think i stand a hope in hell of getting it. Wish i took lessons when i was so much younger. think i've left it far to late now.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    SamanthaLucie Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thanks for the link @azure

    I guess I've got nothing to lose by trying, it'll just be a huge bonus if I'm issued with a license. I'm just really apprehensive about applying for one and going through the afield vision test at Specsavers. Fingers crossed though.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    As you've had laser surgery the DVLA will likely request that you have a field vision test to check your peripheral vision @SamanthaLucie, I've had laser treatment in the past and currently hold a 3 year licence so don't be too apprehensive or put off from applying for a licence.

    Hope your successful and good luck with the driving lessons and test.
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi @SamanthaLucie
    i think it's great you are going to try for your licence --
    i just had my 3 year provisional approved again last week -- and I have had laser in both eyes and injections in 1 eye.

    my sight is still excellent with my distance glasses on for driving
     
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