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Old 10-02-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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[quote=miu;53250484]I've known one-eyed drivers in both MA and NH.


The MA driver had two collisions at the same intersection. She died in the second crash.


The NH driver always has damages to the outside of her car on the passenger side... She also is prone to falling when going down stairs.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I've known several people who drove with only one eye. It's possible to get a waiver when you can't pass the DMV eye test.
Good luck John...hope it works out for you.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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My mom has loss of vision in one eye (CA) and can pass the DMV vision test and does fine. Heck, she drives for Lyft.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:07 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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My dad was functionally blind in one eye for years due to glaucoma and continued to be licensed each year. I think discussing this with your doctor would give you more information about what vision you really still have and where your "blind spots" may end up being or not being. Then you can use that information to learn to drive more defensively.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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There are treatments for macular degeneration which will improve vision substantially, i was going blind in my right eye due to diabetic complications ,i get treated with a drug called Avastin once every 5 weeks for two years now and my eyesite is close to normal. Surprised your eye doctor hasnt suggested this course of action.
Macular degeneration is not related to diabetes. The cause is unknown.

https://www.macular.org/what-macular-degeneration

Diabetic eye problems:

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/disea...ic-retinopathy
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Our op should have it checked out before the other eye starts to go =
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2693968/
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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It's dangerous for both you and other drivers. Even if you can "figure out" how to drive with one eye, and your state allows it, just remember that you will ultimately be held accountable for driving as well as a driver with sight in both eyes. In other words, you will not be cut any breaks when determining fault in an accident.

I had an experience once where I was driving and my right contact got blurry. In pulling into a parking lot, I didn't feel like I lost that much ability until it came time to judge distance pulling into a parking space. That was difficult and I wasn't confident I could judge correctly. I got out of the vehicle to check distances and pulled the rest of the way in.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:31 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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Absolutely yes.

If John1960 is going from being a full-sighted driver to only having one functioning eye, yes he can still see... but he may not realize that he is losing his depth perception and how that lack will affect his driving. And being pro-active about potential risk factors is how everyone can be safer while on the roads.

Do you think that I shouldn't warn him about how becoming blind in one of his eyes will affect his driving??
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Midvale, Idaho
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I had to have cancer surgery on my left eye and several re-construction surgeries following the first. I had to have that eye sewn shut for about 2 months and patched on and off , mostly on, for about 6 months and had many of the issues mentioned above. After awhile with only one eye it felt like that one eye was centered and not on one side but the depth perception is a real adjustment. I do not know about the driving laws I would be sure to check. I know many in Idaho that drive with only one eye. Two of my friends only have one eye from injury to the other.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:55 AM
 
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Driving a vehicle with only one eye.
I didn't know vehicles had any eyes!
Or, are you asking about a driver only having one eye?
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