Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

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Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby gerryh » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:25 am

My driving licence needs to be renewed in November.
I recently had cataract operations in both eyes.
I am slightly dubious that my eaesid¡ght will pass the test.
The doctor said my eyesight should be OK in 3 to 4 months.
So if I don't have the medical in November, I know I won't be able to drive, no valid licence, and wait until my eyes are OK can I then have the medical and get my licence renewed?
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Re: REnewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby Wicksey » Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:21 am

The medical and eye test they did when I changed my licence over was so basic I think a blind person would have passed. I am only partially sighted in one eye and can just see the really big letters at the top of the chart and when I told him that just he said OK. Then he asked can I see the rest of the chart with my other eye and I said yes! Eye test over. Hearing test consisted of waving a tuning fork around my head and asking if I could hear it. I did not do the computer game test thingy at all.

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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby gerryh » Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:08 pm

I've already had a couple of medicals so I know how they work.
My worry is that if I have one and my eyesight isn't up to the required standard then I will not be issued with a new licence.
So if my eyesight improves or is corrected, can I then retake the medical and simply be issued with a new licence?
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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby Supersue » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:05 pm

My OH is renewing every 5 years. He's never had a problem. First time eye test, tuning fork for hearing (he had problem hearing it ) Mickey mouse steering game, and Bob's your uncle you've passed. Thing is eye test is a load of rubbish because it's really checking your near sight but all the road might be a blur 100 yards ahead. Good Luck.

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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby gerryh » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:42 pm

That is the problem, my near sight is not very good at the moment.
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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby elusive » Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:06 am

Unless someone has done this it may be best to go into the medical centre you will use and ask them?

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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby El Cid » Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:49 pm

You should be able to renew your license, even if it has expired. My wife forgot to renew her license for 3 months and had no problem renewing it.

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Re: Renewing my Spanish driving licence and medical exam.

Postby gerryh » Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:04 pm

Thanks Sid, just the answer that I was looking for.
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