Great News for People with Monocular Vision

By First Posted: Dec 3, 2018 Mon 1:28 PM
Great News for People with Monocular Vision
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It's been a year since the Central government notified State governments that they should issue a driver's license to people with monocular vision (single-eyed), subject to the completion of certain medical and fitness circumstances.

The order was based on the strategies prescribed by experts at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital. Some situations that candidates with sight in one eye must fulfil—have visual perspicacity in the one eye of 6/12, the same eye must have a horizontal visual field of 120ba, and after losing vision in one eye, a person has six months to adapt to utilizing sight available only in the other.

States like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the Union Territory of Puducherry implemented the Centre’s instruction soon after the announcement, while others like Tamil Nadu weren’t very forthcoming.

We are happy with this news and we wish that this could a start of something really good.


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