Jane Bates: as an ophthalmic nurse, telling someone they can't see well enough to drive is not my favourite task
I'm glad driver eyesight – or lack of it – is now being taken seriously by traffic police
When I retire from nursing, I shall hang up my blue uniform, donate those sensible shoes to charity and start a new career as a lie detector.
I have the experience and the expertise – I can spot porkies a mile off.
'Patients promise they'll never drive again. You know they will'
In the eye clinic I have heard fibs so flagrant that if the situation had not been so serious, I would have almost felt sorry for the person giving me that glassy fixed stare.
‘I promise you I will never drive again,’ they say, and you know jolly well they will.
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