DOT Vision test

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  1. Ms.lee626

    Ms.lee626 Bobtail Member

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    Hey everyone! I'm looking for some experienced advice. I go for my physical on Monday. I have 20/20 vision in my right eye but my left eye is technically legally blind. It is 20/400 or 20/150 at best with glasses. This is all I know. It has been like this my whole life. My question is, will this be a deal breaker for me on trying to get my class A? Yes, I know that the requirements say 20/40 for each eye. That is why I'm asking here.
    I have read through a few forums and there have been people with pretty much the same vision issues. I have read that some have been able to get it with a waiver and some that didnt need one. I'm just really hoping that I will still be able to get my CDL. Anyways, I was hoping that someone could help me out with any advice or information. Thanks in advance! ✌
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I've met drivers that were completely blind in one eye.
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    just remember the chart. read the smallest one. when you put ur hand over a eye. dont hold it tight. cuff it some. this lets a little light and helps you see better
     
  5. Ms.lee626

    Ms.lee626 Bobtail Member

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    Would you happen to know if they had glasses that corrected their vision or if they had to get a waiver?
     
  6. Chinatown

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    No, completely blind in one eye.
    Moose1958 can help with how to do this.
     
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  7. Ms.lee626

    Ms.lee626 Bobtail Member

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    Okay, that makes me a bit more hopeful. Thank you!
     
  8. Chinatown

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    I've met drivers with both legs missing or one arm missing.
    The drivers with both legs missing have artificial legs and do as well as any other drivers.
     
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  9. Gdog66223

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    I wear contact lenses and without them in I'm like 20/200 in each eye but, with them in its 20/20. Have you thought about getting contact lenses.
     
  10. dptrucker

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    I was at some truck stop waiting to fuel and saw a guy in a wheelchair . left side of sleeper was a ramp that folded out and powdered down to pick him up.
    he wheeled himself into the sleeper and folded the ramp back closed. think he was by himself since I didn't see anyone but really not sure since I couldn't see in his truck
     
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