Hi Lammy as promised my friend , when i awoke total blind in the left eye the fear of never riding again took hold this was before my DX so was in a whole new world but i did like most blokes went out and bought a Harley , sense would of said wohaaaa stop think but nor i did and was well happy then came the legalities , so i 1st booked myself into see a opthamologist via Drs who checked my good eye since it was total loss in the left i wore a patch and learnt to ride all over again took 5 months before i felt comfortable enough to take the wife on the back.
Okay so i contact my insurance stating i have lost the use of my left eye and they said as long as the right is good and you keep it covered you can ride or drive with an eye patch it didnt effect my insurance premium or covert as long as the bad eye was covered also drop in conversation and its worth doing anyhows that you have a full face lid with visor to protect the good eye as we all know when a wasp or bee hits yer in the eye at 60mph it not only hurts like hell but plays your vision up somewhat for about quarter of an hour or more after ( i swear elephants do fly )
Then ring DVLA i know its an absolute horror trying to ring DVLA but try any number on the options and then say sorry i made a mistake can you please put me through to someone who i can inform about my eye and just tell them youve got ON in 1 eye only (providing this is the case) and you take steps to protect the vision in your right eye when riding , i didnt have to fill out any forms and because it was only 1 eye i was fine to ride and drive , though i do find driving hardwork now so prefer riding as if it looks tight on a bike its is tight
If you have a confirmed DX then you have a legal duty to inform DVLA and fill out there forms etc like ive just done and waiting for their reply
A good contact for further help or support is the charity NABD which if you join our face book group i will post up loads of useful info and contacts for you buddy and if the person is a member then you may qualify for a grant at some point oif you need help but they are also a rack of knowledge when it comes to there being but i wouldnt feel right posting it here as MS Soceity is a charity that also does sterling work and i wouldnt want to take anything from here by posting links to other charities etc i am a Rep for NABD so can help when you join my friend hope something above helps you out and goodluck.