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Started by 1Nridi on Mar 4, 2021 3:53:27 AM
LASIK MONO-VISION - I can’t pass my drivers license eye exam. NOW what do I do?

I AM AFRAID I’LL LOSE MY DRIVERS LICENSE BECAUSE I WON’T EVER BE ABLE TO PASS ONE PARTICULAR EYE EXAM USING THE BINOCULAR-LOOKING TESTING. My right eye sees distance & my left eye sees close up. My brain works things out so I see at all distances. The requirement in my new state is I turn in my old license & take an eye exam. I did so on a “binocular testing machine”. I was asked about the house on the left, then about the house on the right. I saw BOTH clearly...THEN she asked ABOUT A HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE. I saw NOTHING! At first I thought she was kidding. I would keep my home state’s license except I borrowed money to buy the car & apparently my new state requires my drivers license address match my loan application.

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1Nridi - 04 Mar 2021 03:57:01 (#1 of 9)

<<<continued>>>HOW DO I GET CLEARANCE PROVING TO THE DMV I SEE AS WELL AS ANY DRIVER? I went to a Lasik dr who told me to see an Opthamologist even though she does Lasik surgery for a living & should know what paperwork (if any) is required to keep my license. Will an Opthamologist give me a letter explaining mono vision precludes me from seeing that one little house in the middle, but I see well enough to drive? I had surgery years ago & can even thread a needle, *(Yes, I researched it & the article stated some people who have had mono-vision surgery CANNOT pass this particular required eye exam even though they see well. My vision HAS changed (in other weird, but “I” believe, unrelated ways). Apparently I’ve had the blind spot in the middle since surgery, though I can tell this ONLY in the binocular exam machine.

cozzer - 04 Mar 2021 13:59:04 (#2 of 9)

HOW DO I GET CLEARANCE PROVING TO THE DMV I SEE AS WELL AS ANY DRIVER?

But you couldn't see a house. That seems like you don't see as well as any driver. Not being able to see house seems like a fairly fundamental problem for a driver.

Delighted_User - 04 Mar 2021 14:06:57 (#3 of 9)

10 points.

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FrankieTeardrop - 04 Mar 2021 14:15:06 (#5 of 9)

Why do you want to drive if your eyesight isn’t good enough to do so?

RosyLovelady - 04 Mar 2021 14:16:40 (#6 of 9)

It's for the sense of freedom and power, traditionally.

1Nridi - 13 Mar 2021 17:05:04 (#7 of 9)

FrankieTeardrop,It’s because I CAN see as well as anyone else. Mono vision is in which one reads with one eye & sees distance in the other. The brain adjusts to this after several weeks. I had mine done years ago. There’s simply a tiny blind spot I can’t see in real life.

1Nridi - 13 Mar 2021 17:07:42 (#8 of 9)

GOOD NEWS! I KNEW I could see as well as anyone & was given a line test of letters. THAT WORKED! It was just something about that binocular machine looking test with the 3 houses. I GOT MY LICENSE. The lady said it’s no problem because I can see so well with my right eye. I guess this is how people with a glass eye can still get a drivers license—if one eye sees fine then it’s ok! Whew!

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