|A relative of mine has recently had an eyesight test at the request of the DVLA. On going to Specsavers (the DVLA's designated optician) they failed the test but they were offered an immediate re-test albeit with a fee payable. They refused their kind offer and subsequently they lost their licence. If a person fails a test is there any point in re-testing, especially immediately? Surely Specsavers aren't going to take someone's money just to fail them again. If the re-test passes them, the result of the first test must be questionable.
Thinking about it maybe they just thought this was a sales opportunity.
A month previously my relative had their eyes tested at another well known High Street opticians and was specifically told their eyes were fine to continue driving. My relative went back there after learning their licence had been revoked. The optician there and then did a retest and said again their eyes were more than adequate to continue driving.
Needless to say both myself and my relative are pretty unhappy with Specsavers. Has anyone else had a similar experience?