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- Jul 26, 2020
- Los Angeles, Calif
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- 1972 Triumph TR6RV
I should have been clearer. I already knew about the cataract from an eye test years ago (strangely it hasn't gotten much worse in those 3+ years).In GB, only an optometrist could diagnose cataracts, and advise treatment. Google says the US equivalent of a British optometrist is a "doctor of optometry"? It was one in the DMV?
If not, everything I've ever read online about US DMV staff, they have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time - a recent new contributor, his DMV has recorded complete rubbish for the "frame number" of his bike. But they can diagnose cataracts? Mmmm ...
Really? US insurers are happy to insure you with a potential condition affecting your sight? Here in GB, eyesight for driving is eyesight for driving, does not matter what you are driving; if that fail was for one category, you would lose all your entitlements until it was fixed. A condition of any valid vehicle insurance is you are licenced to drive the vehicle.
The standard driver's license (autos/light trucks) will need to be renewed in 2 years. Until then, when they will probably re-check my eyes, it is still good. Insurance won't learn (hopefully) of the failed test as that was for a new M1 license application.