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Can someone with blind spots in vision still receive a driver's license?

Can someone with blind spots in vision still receive a driver's license?

Yes: In most states, you can legally obtain a driver's license if you have one eye that sees 20/40 or better. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Sort of getting blind spots in vision, hot flashes, headache, ringing in ears?

Sort of getting blind spots in vision, hot flashes, headache, ringing in ears?

See your doctor: Those are symptoms that together raise a red flag that you need to be evaluated. Could be as simple as stress, dehydration, med reaction but could also be symptoms of migraine, perimenopausal hormone fluctuations or other more concerning issues. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

Need eye exam ASAP: There are many possible causes. If the blind spot was temporary and the visual loss completely resolved, this could be a visual migraine (which usually affects both eyes) or even a transiet ischemic attack (TIA) - which is much more serious and should be evaluated immediately. If the loss remains, retinal problems such as a vein occlusion, retinal detachment, or an optic nerve problem are possible. ...Read more

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I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. Also, neurologist often rec. treatment of migraines. ...Read more

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Blind spots, vision problems, hypochondriac, what to do?

Blind spots, vision problems, hypochondriac, what to do?

Blind spots: Hypochondriacs can have real disease just as any other patient can. Go see your eye MD for a formal evaluation and put your mind to rest. Be honest about the hypochondria and as specific as you can about the vision problems. The eye MD will have several tests to evaluate your vision and your visual field. You may do better with one less thing to worry about. ...Read more

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Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

See doctor NOW!: Whether this is a retinal/neurologic problem or a blood supply problem, it needs to be evaluated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Green light in my left eye, blind spots, half vision?

Very cryptic: Sorry but I'm not understanding what's going on and I don't understand the question either. You see a green light in your left eye or green lights in your left eye give you blind spots and half vision? Please clarify. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more