Possible condition keeping me from driving?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Seahawks17, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Seahawks17

    Seahawks17 Member

    I've been working at my hub for about 3 years now and have been wanting to go full time and drive for awhile now. A lot of driving positions have opened recently in my local and I now see I have enough seniority to drive. The problem is, I'm considered legally blind in my right eye and was wondering if that would keep me from driving? I've been driving my own personal vehicle for years now and have never gotten a ticket or anything.


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  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Had a driver have a bad eye and could not pass the medical exam. You'll need to go 22.3 all inside to go FT. You have got to have 20/40 in each eye on the chart test.
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  3. Take the physical and answer all the questions honestly. You might pass it. What do you have to lose.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Bet it does as it would affect your peripheral vision.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We just had a driver in my center try and go FT. He is also legally blind in 1 eye and could not pass the DOT physical. No driving for him.
  6. Seahawks17

    Seahawks17 Member

    That's what I'd feared ugh. I was worried about passing the DOT physical. It just makes me mad having all these people in my hub having less seniority than me being able to go full time before me.

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  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Look on craigslist, there is usually some quack that is doing DOT physicals for $29 or $39. Go see him, see if you pass......

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Sorry for your handicap and I really hope it works out for you.

    I also had a condition that would have made driving here an issue, but if you ask discreetly, UPS shorts can come with U-shaped technology :wink2:

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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Don't lie about anything. If, God forbid, you have a serious accident, and that comes to light, then you(personally) will be sued, and fired for dishonesty, and maybe tossed in the klink.
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  10. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    use their tuition reimbursement program & get ahead some other way than driving...

    you don't want to be the next UPSer to run over a woman at the crosswalk:deletesmiley2:

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I don't think we have that anymore but great points
  12. Seahawks17

    Seahawks17 Member

    Thanks guys for the helpful information, I appreciate it!

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  13. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 22 Year South Cal UPSer

    Half a brain=management candidate
    Half a set of eyes=DQ'd driver?

    ...guess we know what the most important job here is.
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Many in management only see what they want to see. Not quite blind, but selective vision of unknown properties.
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That is with or without corrective lenses.

    If you wear glasses that make it for you can see 20/ 40 in each eye you will pass...
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My wife is borderline legally blind with Retinitus Pigmentosa. She sees fine straight ahead, its her side vision thats affected. I would suggest seeing a professional that can tell you if your condition can be helped with corrective lenses to pass DOT Regs, hopefully your right eye won't have any more vision loss.
  17. Seahawks17

    Seahawks17 Member

    I wear contact lenses, but I only wear one in my left eye. I was born with amblyopia in my right eye. Tried to fix it when I was a young kid and it didn't work. My right eye has such horrible vision that it's impossible to see anything clearly out of it. My optometrist says the only thing to cure it would be to have a completely new eye put in but that isn't possible medically yet.

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  18. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Was something that corrective lenses couldn't help, not really sure what it was.
  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I was saying that even with glasses you only need to 20/40 vision so if glasses only can improve your vision to 20/40 your ok.....
  20. Mack Grant

    Mack Grant Active Member

    Iirc when you take the DOT you have to read from a chart while covering one eye at a time.