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How long must I drive with faulty glasses?

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When you’re driving down the street, you have to wonder: How many people drive with outdated eyeglasses? My last exam was Sept. 6, 2007. Since then, I have lost vision and can’t read street signs as well. My glasses are scratched and a piece of metal from the frame is cutting into my nose. On Sept. 9, 2009, I went to my eyeglass appointment to get a new prescription and frames. I was told that Medi-Cal won’t cover eyeglasses or exams for adults anymore. When Governor Schwarze-negger cut Social Security from $907 to $850, cut my welfare, cut out renter’s rebate and cut out dental for adults I was upset but still coping with a positive attitude, although I have severe pain on the left side of my mouth from a tooth that is cracked and needs a cap. I left the dental office very sad and depressed. I don’t know how much more I can take. How long will I have to drive with faulty glasses? How many other people are on the road with outdated glasses? The Department of Motor Vehicles does vision checks every 10 years for people over 50. That’s 12 years I will be driving with expired glasses. It’s bad enough people still use cell phones, text, Twitter, eat, drink alcohol and use drugs now while driving. Now we can add driving blind to the list. Peggy Armstrong, Roseville