Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA. Color blindness is a mostly inherited vision abnormality where there is deficiency in perception of red, green, and blue due to abnormality of cone cells […]
Timeline 3/8/2016: After recommendations from the National Transportation and Safety Board the FMCSA and FRA jointly published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The purpose was to […]
Follow up and continuation from an earlier post. Commercial drivers with hearing disorders or trauma, who have symptoms that may interfere with driving, such as balance problems and dizziness need further evaluation by […]
SPE evaluation for limb deficiencies or amputations.
High Blood Pressure and the DOT Medical Examination: “real”, or “white coat”, – Guidelines still apply.
One reason I see drivers become frustrated during the physical examination is when they are told that their blood pressure is elevated or that they may have hypertension. The “knee jerk” response […]
Heart Disease and Commercial Driver Certification Guidelines. Drivers, If you have or had any history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), that includes angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, please […]
In the last post we saw that the Medical Review Board (MRB) recommended the 120 degrees binocular Field of Vision (FOV) standard to replace the current 70 degrees monocular standard. […]
Part I. What’s all the Fuss About Field of Vision Changes and What’s This About a Historical Blunder?
I first read about the Medical Review Board’s (MRB) recommendation to change the Field of Vision (FOV) from the current standard of 70 degrees monocular to 120 degrees horizontal binocular field of […]
Federal Vision Exemption Program: The current Vision Exemption Program was established in 1998. It was preceded by the Vision Waiver Program of 1992. The criteria used to determine commercial driver eligibility, as […]
Instructions for insulin dependent drivers to apply to the Federal Diabetes Exemption Program.
1988 Conference on Neurological Disorders and Commercial Drivers: The previous advisory criteria before the exemption provided that “drivers with a history of epilepsy/seizures off anti-seizure medication and seizure free for 10 years […]