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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

Check your state: "visual acuity screening standard is 20/40 or better with both eyes together, no worse than 20/70 in the poorer eye. Drivers who fail the vision screening are referred to a vision specialist. Drivers with visual acuity of 20/200 or worse may not be licensed to drive. Drivers may use bioptic telescopes for driving, but may not use them to meet the vision standard". ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass your driving test?

Varies by State: Most states set a limit of 20/40 in the best eye for their limit. There is some variation by each state. Check with your department of motor vehicles for the rules in your state. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass vision driving trst with one good eye?

Is it possible to pass vision  driving trst with one good eye?

Website: If you are in the US here are the requirements: http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2010/12/hlaw1-1012.html ...Read more

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Glaucoma in 1 eye. damage to nerve. Dr. said is controlled & field hasn't changed but I have noticed vision change when driving. Why not show in test?

Vision change: may indicate worsening glaucoma or poor control. Visual field test result may not be accurate. Consider talking to your eye doctor again for revaluation including ocular pressure check ...Read more

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Stable Glaucoma. Recently thought could be peripheral vision Ioss driving. 3 recent field tests show no change. Dr.has no explaination. Am I paranoid?

Stable Glaucoma. Recently thought could be peripheral vision Ioss driving. 3 recent field tests show no change. Dr.has no explaination. Am I paranoid?

Not paranoid: All with eye disease worry about losing sight. While most glaucoma can be managed with little or no loss, some do go out of control. Your ophthalmologist (you are not seeing an optometrist for this I hope?) did three fields with no loss. This is strong evidence of good control and you are on a good medication (Cosopt). Stick with this and express your fears to your doctor on next visit. ...Read more

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Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

MAYBE: Ask ophthalmologist to check visual accuity. If there has been no change, youre getting unnecessarily anxious. Remember the possibility of trouble doesn't mean it's there now. ...Read more

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Epiretinal membrane in 1 eye & cataracts in both. Are there any tests to determine which condition is likely causing glare & hazy vision when driving?

Epiretinal membrane in 1 eye & cataracts in both. Are there any tests to determine which condition is likely causing glare & hazy vision when driving?

ERM & Cataracts: Epiretinal membranes (ERM) can affect central vision. A PAM (Potential Acuity Meter) can determine if it is just the cataract affecting general vision or the ERM. If ERM small, might still have 20/20 with PAM. Brightness acuity test (BAT): generally tells us how bad the cataract is. OCT (optical coherence tomography) tells us how significant ERM is. Frustration is in fact: still no guarantee which ...Read more

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Should i wear my glasses all the time or only when i need them most like driving etc? And can they improve my vision in any way?

Only when you need t: Wearing glasses will not make your eyes stronger or weaker. Glasses will not physically change your eyes. They just improve your vision when you wear them. It is up to you how much you want to wear them. ...Read more