dangerous on the road

I've lost approximately 80% vision in my left eye and 20% in right due to glaucoma. Since my vision started declining, I've totaled 3 cars and had more than a dozen accidents (not including fender benders). I can hardly afford my insurance anymore and I'm terrifired to get behind the wheel. But, I have a job and I'm legal to drive. I live out in the country, so no public transportation. I rerally don't want to drive anymore, but I feel I don't have any other options. Are there any regulations or rules concerning glaucoma and car accidents?

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Re: dangerous on the road

Hello Rama62:

This is Maureen Duffy, the eye and vision writer and blogger for VisionAware. When I read your message yesterday, I admit I found it difficult to comprehend how you could still have a license and insurance after – in your words – totaling three cars and having more than a dozen accidents (not including fender benders). It also seems likely that you have injured people, and yourself, after having been involved in a dozen automobile accidents.

As a professional, my response is unambiguous: You must stop driving immediately.

But let me also address the other issues you raise. I am aware that you wrote to this message board approximately two years ago, requesting help with your declining vision from glaucoma. You can read your question and my reply here: http://www.visionaware.org/forum/your-eye-conditio...

My advice two years later is the same. You need specific vision rehabilitation services for low vision, daily living skills training, job adaptations, and transportation alternatives. Our Directory of Services can help you locate these services in your state and local area. Here is the link to our directory: http://www.visionaware.org/directory.aspx

I can also provide you with links to driving information our website:
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/tr... (includes links to databases for transportation alternatives)



I hope this is helpful and please feel free to contact me if you need additional information or resources. Again, I am unambiguous: You must stop driving immediately.

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