DOT Physical, Eye Vision Exam. HELP.

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MotherTruckerKen's Comment
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Guys I'm worried I won't pass my physical apparently both eyes need to be 20/40 WITHOUT glasses or contacts and one eye is 20/30 and one is 20/40. I am really stressing out. Am I totally screwed?

Tim F.'s Comment
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The DOT says you need 20/40 in each eye separately. Based on what you say, you meet the specification. google....DOT vision requirements...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

DumDriver's Comment
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Wear glasses if you have / need them. Sounds like you're good without them, but if you wear them you absolutely can wear them for your physical. Your license might say "corrective lenses required", but that's no big deal. If you need them I'm sure you'll be wearing them when you're driving.

There's enough things to stress you out in this industry- don't let things that aren't an issue cause you stress. ;-)

C. S.'s Comment
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You are required to have 20/40 without glasses or correctable to 20/40 with glasses. Meaning, if you have worse than 20/40 without glasses/contacts you will have a restriction on your license requiring you to wear them while you drive. So you're fine. Check out TT's wiki on vision requirements For more info.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

MotherTruckerKen's Comment
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Okay guys thank you! I do wear glasses! and yes I need them when i drive for sure! good to know that this isn't an issue.

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