Know Anything About Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B Gig)

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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rofl-2.gif hahaha Marc maybe he is pshycic?? sorry to hear that BLNT dude

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Do you have or need new glasses? A guy in my class had the same problem, new glasses really helped him.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Good luck Marc.

Persistence eventually overcomes resistance. You got tons of “Heart” Man...huge props on that.

Again, best of luck. Hope this works for you.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Do you have or need new glasses? A guy in my class had the same problem, new glasses really helped him.

20 / 20 with current (no line tri-focals) and only a minor change from a year+ ago. Opthamologist was REALLY pleased, actually. My need to see her was one of the "reasons" my now former Endocrinologist wouldn't sign the (then) required insulin diabetes form.

NOT LOOKING TO JUST DISMISS THE CONCEPT... perhaps I am having an issue with WHICH PORTION of the lenses I am looking through??? Anyone with bi or tri-focals may be familiar with this one...

In the past I have noticed the issue occasionally when flying planes, riding motorcycles fast, etc. where the need to look near, medium and long-distance quickly comes into play. Maybe looking at different mirrors requires looking through a different part of the lenses? Need to do this is something one "learns quickly" but also is something I, at least, tend to not think about. The assumption is the "brain" knows which to use and the eyes adjust.

Doubt it but sort of grasping at straws at this point in time.

Anyone?

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G-Town's Comment
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Do you have or need new glasses? A guy in my class had the same problem, new glasses really helped him.

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20 / 20 with current (no line tri-focals) and only a minor change from a year+ ago. Opthamologist was REALLY pleased, actually. My need to see her was one of the "reasons" my now former Endocrinologist wouldn't sign the (then) required insulin diabetes form.

NOT LOOKING TO JUST DISMISS THE CONCEPT... perhaps I am having an issue with WHICH PORTION of the lenses I am looking through??? Anyone with bi or tri-focals may be familiar with this one...

In the past I have noticed the issue occasionally when flying planes, riding motorcycles fast, etc. where the need to look near, medium and long-distance quickly comes into play. Maybe looking at different mirrors requires looking through a different part of the lenses? Need to do this is something one "learns quickly" but also is something I, at least, tend to not think about. The assumption is the "brain" knows which to use and the eyes adjust.

Doubt it but sort of grasping at straws at this point in time.

Anyone?

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Not so sure about the straws Marc...

I have corrected vision of 20/10. Uncorrected 20/80. I have a 2 sets of driving glasses that are only for distance and have no other optical features. I find when I try my other glasses for driving or backing, "bi-focal" my vision is conflicted (cannot think of a better word). If I need to read something (while stationary), I'll remove the glasses and if need be put on a pair of readers.

But for me when driving...all about distance acuity. I would discuss this with your Eye Doc.

Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you.gif G-Town.

Maybe I need to ask about getting "single" (distance) vision glasses and use them when backing?

(I am "near-sighted" with a minor astigmatism). I could certainly read guages like low air pressure - (fortunately not running air low backing anymore!) - by lifting glasses (and moving closer) or with distance vision lenses possibly by moving back.

Is there anything else I need to tell or ask Opthamologist?

(I can just message her through the Epic software system to get a quick take or see if an appointment is required). Thinking a "Yes, that makes sense... may or should help" response is possibly if not likely.

G-Town's Comment
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My uncorrected vision is in a similar direction as yours, including the slight astigmatism.

I would discuss what you are trying to accomplish; operating a rig, specifically backing in tight quarters with your Eye Doc. Mention the depth perception point Steve made, they can perform a basic test for that (I think). Provide as much information as they need. But for me...my glasses are all about distance acuity. It works for me, maybe it will work for you as well.

Marc Lee's Comment
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My uncorrected vision is in a similar direction as yours, including the slight astigmatism.

I would discuss what you are trying to accomplish; operating a rig, specifically backing in tight quarters with your Eye Doc. Mention the depth perception point Steve made, they can perform a basic test for that (I think). Provide as much information as they need. But for me...my glasses are all about distance acuity. It works for me, maybe it will work for you as well.

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thank-you.gif Stevo!

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Your vision problem sounds like mine...can't see far and can't see close up. The VA has been allowing me to get 2 pair of glasses the past couple years. So, because my 14 hour is mainly driving, I get distance glasses and my 2d pair are prescription close ups (cause there are 2 different lens in them) that I wear on my head. When I need them, I put them on in front of the distance ones....homemade bifocals. They really work better this way. Laura

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Your vision problem sounds like mine...can't see far and can't see close up. The VA has been allowing me to get 2 pair of glasses the past couple years. So, because my 14 hour is mainly driving, I get distance glasses and my 2d pair are prescription close ups (cause there are 2 different lens in them) that I wear on my head. When I need them, I put them on in front of the distance ones....homemade bifocals. They really work better this way. Laura

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GEE! Why didn't I think of that?

SEE, that's why I come here! You can't buy suggestions like that!

(Thank G-d!)

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