I passed my eye test for my driving licence today, OK, what's so remarkable about that? 12 months ago I went to well known opticians (2 pairs of glasses for 1) for a test and a check of my glasses. Was flabbergasted to be told I would have to have cataracts removed before my test this year otherwise I would not pass the test. Instant panic attack, no health insurance for cataracts and the waiting list for public is 12 months - I could be without a licence for a while So I went to my eye specialist and asked for a test - he found no problem and laughed when I told him about the verdict of 2 for 1. This morning I went for my test for driving licence at the local opticians (no special deals) and he told me I could just about drive without glasses - just ... How can a health professional get is so wrong?