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What type of wavier are you looking for? Driving, working, etc? Also, are you 100% "lights-out" blind in the affected eye? If not, how much vision and visual field do you have in that eye?
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i can see light and movement
How much vision do you have in that eye? Do you know what amount of side vision you have? Could you see a person walking up to you from that side? What kind of work do you do?\
Also, what State are you in?
i have 160 horizontal
im in VA. idrive a truck
so you are missing the central vision in that eye. What caused your vision loss?
A commercial truck, like a large Semi?
shot in eye with bb gun when i was 8 years old
no strate truck no cdl
Ok. Well, then we can tell the authorities that your vision loss can be expected to be stable at this point. And not needing a CDL makes things easier.
have to take dot physical
they say i need a waiver
You would need a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist, including a detailed description of the pathology causing your decreased vision, your best corrected visual acuity in each eye and a computerized visual field for each eye and both eyes together. They might take a confrontation visual field result (non-computerized) but it depends on the agency.
Yes. With the above information at hand your ophthalmologist can fill out the waiver form for you to turn in. I've filled these out for airline pilots, semi drivers, agricultural truck drivers, etc. It is not that hard to do but if the forms are not filled out exactly, and they are really picky on the exactly part, then there can be a long delay and a lot of hassel.
Did the DOT physical doctor have a form for you concerning your eyes?
yes it has a vision part
Ok. From what you have told me you should not have any problems getting a waiver so you can drive the kind of truck you are talking about.
Does this make sense to you?
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