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Driving and diplopia

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Authoring team

Group 1:

  • Must not drive and must notify the DVLA.
  • Driving may resume after the DVLA has received confirmation that the diplopia is controlled, for example by:
    • glasses or
    • a patch for which there is an undertaking to use it while driving (but note the requirements for monocular vision above).
  • Exceptionally, a stable uncorrected diplopia endured for 6 months or more may be licensable with the support a consultant specialist's report of satisfactory functional adaptation.

Up-to-date guidance may be obtained from the publication "At a Glance Guide to the Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive" and the website


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