I posted before about how I twice failed the vision screening at the\nCalifornia DMV, and my OD said that corrective lenses wouldn't help, and\nthat the DMV then requires a drive test to prove that you can drive even\nthough you can't pass the vision screening. Now, I've been driving mostly\nwithout corrective lenses for the last 2 1/2 years, since my last cataract\nsurgery, but my license says that I require corrective lenses, so I've\nbeen out of compliance.\n\nSo I showed up for my driving test at the DMV yesterday. Unlike past\nvisits, the lines were nightmares. Fortunately, the drive test is given\nby appointment only, and the line for that was short.\n\nAfter the examiner checked the equipment on the car, he tried to diagnose\nmy eye problems. I tried my best to explain, but my knowledge is limited\nand so was his. I kept telling him that I had the official DMV form with\nmy OD signing, and that the OD stated that glasses were not prescribed.\nHe wanted to know why. I honestly think that he wasn't hassling me or\ntrying to disqualify me, but that he really wanted to learn more about\nvision problems. I think he finally accepted my theory that my retinal\ndetachment was responsible for the problem.\n\nSo, he gave me the drive test, about 20 minutes of driving around the\nexact area where I've lived for the last 25 years. I passed easily, and\nnow for the first time in almost 40 years I have an unrestricted driving\nlicense.