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Seminar Review: Can I drive doc? Driving standards in practice

26 September 2017

This was a one day course organised and chaired by Mr Ian Pearce and Mr Bill Newman (via Skype).

The morning session covered current visual standards for driving including exceptions. We also learned about the DVLA panel and appeal process

Each lecture was very comprehensive and knowledge gained will be very useful in clinical practice. There was plenty of time for questions.

The afternoon session looked at driving standards in a much more practical way.  There was opportunity to look at and discuss specific ophthalmological and orthoptic conditions. This was very useful and gave me strategies and tips for dealing on a day to day basis with patients where their visual ability to drive is being questioned.

This course was well organised and I thoroughly recommend it as it was informative and relevant.

Heather Bell
Lead Orthoptist
Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust