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I have received regular treatment for glaucoma for several years, but recently the DVLA turned down my application to renew my driving licence. I understand that I can contest the issue in court, but I am having problems finding someone experienced in this field to make a presentation to the DVLA.

What you need at this stage more than an experienced lawyer is an eyesight test that confirms that you can see well enough to drive. Medical staff at the DVLA will have based their decision either on a test submitted by your own consultant or after sending you to see one of their recommended opticians. You should seek a second opinion from another optician on the recommended list. If the result is favourable you have a right to appeal against the DVLA’s decision by way of complaint within six months to a magistrates’ court.

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