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Post: #1   PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:33 am Reply with quote
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Can anyone tell me if you have to go to the hospital to have the medical and eye test or can you use an outside Doctor ?

Last time I went to a place in Or Media where husband and wife are a Doctor and Optician.

But I thought I had read somewhere that you now have to go to the hospital !

Any help appreciated, thank you.

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 pm Reply with quote
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100% you can go to a private doctor. Smile

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:41 pm Reply with quote
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Woodrow Why?at wrote:
100% you can go to a private doctor. Smile


And for a decent envelope your eyesight will be restored without treatment.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:41 pm Reply with quote
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2diffs wrote:
Woodrow Why?at wrote:
100% you can go to a private doctor. Smile


And for a decent envelope your eyesight will be restored without treatment.


Don't know about that Confused but, as far as I recall, the medical involved no eyesight test, and the doctor charged a modest 30 Euros for his trouble! Cool

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 pm Reply with quote
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Both my wife and I used a private doctor in the Paphos area..

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 am Reply with quote
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Woodrow Why?at wrote:

Don't know about that Confused but, as far as I recall, the medical involved no eyesight test, and the doctor charged a modest 30 Euros for his trouble! Cool


My eyesight test (same doctor) was reading the numbers on the blood pressure monitor whilst sat next to it. Big Smile

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over 70,s driving licence renewal 
Post: #7   PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:20 pm Reply with quote
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Its me again.

Well thank you all, who replied to my query, with your replies, but I am afraid you are all wrong !

I went to the doctors that i used last time, in Ormedia, had my eye test, cost thirty euros, but was told I had to go to the Parallimni hospital to get the doctor there to do the medical bit. I got to the reception desk at the Hospital, told the lady I wanted to see a doctor for the purpose of getting medical in order to get my over 70,s driving licence. She said I had to go see an eye Doctor first, I said I had done that, she took my three euros and sent me to room six to see the Doctor, After a wait i was called in, told the doctor I was renewing my driving licence, she looked at my paperwork and said she could not fill it in as i had not seen an ent specialist.
To save wasting more time waiting at the Hospital I could go and see a private Doctor .
Time was going by, my licence needs renewing before Monday 11th, my Birthday so I popped into the Lito Hospital, and saw the ENT Doctor there, he checked me, filled in form and charged me another 40 Euro,s. So now before next Monday, I have to see a Doctor at The General Hospital, to hope fully get the form completed , then on to Citizens advice bureau to complete driving licence renewal !

Wish me luck !

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:39 pm Reply with quote
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Go to your GP. He probably has the forms to fill in. That's it! 40.

More difficult are the forms for the Blue Card; the renewal ones are trickier than the original application, because it has to list all the medical conditions that contribute to your disability.

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Post: #9   PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:46 pm Reply with quote
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I was told by the eye doctor That you now HAVE to use the Hoepital Doctor !

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Re: over 70,s driving licence renewal 
Post: #10   PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:34 pm Reply with quote
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The Other Bob wrote:
I was told by the eye doctor That you now HAVE to use the Hoepital Doctor !

Bob J


Don't believe everything you're told Bob! Smile

Have you actually spoken to the Department of Transport to confirm their requirements?

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:08 pm Reply with quote
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The completed form you have now is enough. You should have gone to your own GP in the first place to save you the runaround
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:30 am Reply with quote
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scottie wrote:
The completed form you have now is enough. You should have gone to your own GP in the first place to save you the runaround


Scottie, I totally agree with what you say..

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Re: over 70,s driving licence renewal 
Post: #13   PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:02 pm Reply with quote
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The Other Bob wrote:
I was told by the eye doctor That you now HAVE to use the Hoepital Doctor !

Bob J


Why is it that when "The Other Bob" says where he went and what he has been told, you still say he is wrong.

Good luck Bob, I hope you get your licence soon.

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Post: #14   PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:35 pm Reply with quote
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Jacs wrote:
The Other Bob wrote:
I was told by the eye doctor That you now HAVE to use the Hoepital Doctor !

Bob J


Why is it that when "The Other Bob" says where he went and what he has been told, you still say he is wrong.

Good luck Bob, I hope you get your licence soon.



I don't believe that anybody has told Bob that HE is wrong Confused (let alone "still"! Rolling Eyes )

What has been said is that the information he has received elsewhere is inaccurate! Cool

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Post: #15   PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:29 am Reply with quote
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There was an interesting article in Cyprus mail in 2016 .

State doctors are obliged to issue medical certificates when asked, and in the case they refuse to do so, it will constitute a disciplinary offence.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2016/04/22/changes-to-driving-regulations-for-learners-and-elderly/
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Re: over 70,s driving licence renewal 
Post: #16   PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 am Reply with quote
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Jacs wrote:


Why is it that when "The Other Bob" says where he went and what he has been told, you still say he is wrong.

Good luck Bob, I hope you get your licence soon.


Nobody has said that he is "wrong". In fact if you read comment #7 he quite clearly states that everyone else is wrong "Well thank you all, who replied to my query, with your replies, but I am afraid you are all wrong ! ".

I know that I and many others are NOT wrong because all I did was download and print off the relevant form and go to the Lito and see a general doctor. 30euros and 30 minutes later I had the form completed and signed by the doctor. The DOT accepted it without any problem.

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Post: #17   PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:46 am Reply with quote
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tonyl wrote:
Jacs wrote:


Why is it that when "The Other Bob" says where he went and what he has been told, you still say he is wrong.

Good luck Bob, I hope you get your licence soon.


Nobody has said that he is "wrong". In fact if you read comment #7 he quite clearly states that everyone else is wrong "Well thank you all, who replied to my query, with your replies, but I am afraid you are all wrong ! ".

I know that I and many others are NOT wrong because all I did was download and print off the relevant form and go to the Lito and see a general doctor. 30euros and 30 minutes later I had the form completed and signed by the doctor. The DOT accepted it without any problem.


Me too and no probs at DOT.

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Post: #18   PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:06 pm Reply with quote
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It,s me again,

Well I seem to have stirred up something here. Let me just state what happened to me,

My licence runs out on Sunday, my birthday is the 11th February. To get the licence I went to the Doctor in Ormedia , that last year, signed the documents
This is a husband and wife team, one a Doctor and the other, the wife is an eye doctor.
The eye doctor checked me out, signed the form, but her husband was not there, so I thought I would get the hospital Doctor to sign it, under the mistaken idea that it had to be a Hospital Doctor to sign form,
I got to the hospital, and went to the counter, explained I wanted to see the Doctor to complete my form. The receptionist said I had to see an optician first, I told her I had done that. She then took my 3 Euros and sent me to see. the Doctor. On producing my form to the Doctor, after only a short wait, she took the form, glanced at it, and said she could not sign it as I had not had the form signed by the E.N.T Doctor. My licence runs out on Sunday, so I could not wait for an appointment after this date, so on suggestion from the Doctor I went to the Lido Hospital saw the E.N.T doctor, and after a Quick check with the aid of a very impressive machine was checked and paid the 40 euro charge, I came home, ready to go back to the Hospital today.
I got down there about 10.30 and after a four and a half hour wait I eventually got to see the Doctor. I asked her about the changes from the last time I changed my licence, she said the rules had been changed for a couple of years for the over seventies.
She signed the form but said the licence would be for only a year, as eyesight and hearing can change with older people.
I left the hospital and got to the Citizens Advice Bureau, and after a short wait, had my photo taken, signed a couple of forms, and was given a temporary licence till the full licence will be ready in 15 days time.
So this has cost me 30 Euros for the Doctor, 40 Euros for the E.N.T doctor, and 3 euros twice at the Hospital.
Now some of you gentlemen may be right in what you say, but on the form there are three places lined out, one for the Doctors signing and stamp, and one for the optician to sign and one for the E.N.T doctor to sign.

Make of that what you will Gentlemen, I just wanted to warn anyone regarded as an over 70,s person of the apparently new rules.
Thank you all, and best wishes to everyone.

I must point out that the lady at the advice bureau pointed out that it is the doctor who decides whether you get a one, two or three year licence depending if he or she thinks there might be changes in your sight or hearing
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Post: #19   PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 am Reply with quote
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The link to the form .

http://www.cyprusdriving.net/forms/TOM_153E.pdf

And a partial translation .



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Re: over 70,s driving licence renewal 
Post: #20   PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:06 am Reply with quote
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The Other Bob wrote:
It,s me again,

Well I seem to have stirred up something here. Let me just state what happened to me,

My licence runs out on Sunday, my birthday is the 11th February. To get the licence I went to the Doctor in Ormedia , that last year, signed the documents
This is a husband and wife team, one a Doctor and the other, the wife is an eye doctor.
The eye doctor checked me out, signed the form, but her husband was not there, so I thought I would get the hospital Doctor to sign it, under the mistaken idea that it had to be a Hospital Doctor to sign form,
I got to the hospital, and went to the counter, explained I wanted to see the Doctor to complete my form. The receptionist said I had to see an optician first, I told her I had done that. She then took my 3 Euros and sent me to see. the Doctor. On producing my form to the Doctor, after only a short wait, she took the form, glanced at it, and said she could not sign it as I had not had the form signed by the E.N.T Doctor. My licence runs out on Sunday, so I could not wait for an appointment after this date, so on suggestion from the Doctor I went to the Lido Hospital saw the E.N.T doctor, and after a Quick check with the aid of a very impressive machine was checked and paid the 40 euro charge, I came home, ready to go back to the Hospital today.
I got down there about 10.30 and after a four and a half hour wait I eventually got to see the Doctor. I asked her about the changes from the last time I changed my licence, she said the rules had been changed for a couple of years for the over seventies.
She signed the form but said the licence would be for only a year, as eyesight and hearing can change with older people.
I left the hospital and got to the Citizens Advice Bureau, and after a short wait, had my photo taken, signed a couple of forms, and was given a temporary licence till the full licence will be ready in 15 days time.
So this has cost me 30 Euros for the Doctor, 40 Euros for the E.N.T doctor, and 3 euros twice at the Hospital.
Now some of you gentlemen may be right in what you say, but on the form there are three places lined out, one for the Doctors signing and stamp, and one for the optician to sign and one for the E.N.T doctor to sign.

Make of that what you will Gentlemen, I just wanted to warn anyone regarded as an over 70,s person of the apparently new rules.
Thank you all, and best wishes to everyone.

I must point out that the lady at the advice bureau pointed out that it is the doctor who decides whether you get a one, two or three year licence depending if he or she thinks there might be changes in your sight or hearing
Bob J
Thank you ..good post.

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