REQUIREMENTS For DOT Medical Certification
diagnosis of any
issue requires a detailed
evaluation be obtained from your treating physician to demonstrate
DOT medical fitness. This includes but is not limited to:
color or field of vision deficits, inadequate visual acuity, the
use of a contact lens in one eye for distant correction and
another lens in the other eye correcting for near vision, and
is essential to obtain a medical certificate. TRUCKMED
provides driver support
which usually permits immediate issuance of DOT Medical
or better in each eye separately and binocular, with or without
least 70 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices
showing standard red, green, and amber.
ONLINE DISTANT VISION
test should be used for screening purposes only. Only a
qualified medical practitioner can provide an accurate assessment
of your vision.
results, print chart with a laser printer. Printer should be formatted to
print page "as an image" and not configured to "fit on
should be illuminated with a 100 watt incandescent lamp
placed 4 feet in front of and slightly above chart. Place 20/20
line 5 feet 4 inches from floor and read at 20 feet. DOWNLOAD
FIELD OF VISION
To test your
field of vision you may construct a fifty-inch
square black matte surface wall target with center white fixation
point; 2 millimeter white test object on
black-handled holder. Applicant
should be seated 40 inches from the target. An
occluder (cup) should be placed over the applicants right eye. The
applicant should be instructed to keep the left eye focused on the
fixation point. The
white test object should be moved from the outside border of the
wall target toward the point of fixation
on each of the eight 45-degree radials. The
result should be recorded on a worksheet as the number of inches
from the fixation point at which the
applicant first identifies the white target on each radial.
The test should be
repeated with the applicants left eye occluded and the right eye
focusing on the fixation point.
perimeter may be used in place of the above procedure. With this
method, any significant deviation from normal field configuration
will require evaluation by an ophthalmologist. The
Examiner, standing in front of the applicant, has the applicant
look at the examiner’s nose while advancing two moving fingers
from slightly behind and to the side of the applicant in each of
the four quadrants. Any significant deviation from normal requires
If an applicant
fails to identify the target in any presentation at a distance of
less than 23 inches from the fixation point, an
ophthalmologist’s evaluation must be obtained.
ONLINE COLOR VISION TEST
Take Screening Test
"ability to recognize the colors of" is interpreted by
the DOT to mean if a person can recognize and distinguish among
traffic control signals and devices showing standard red, green,
and amber, he/she may be certified. Color perception tests
(such as Ishihara or Pseudoisochromatic Plates, Yarn, etc.) are usually administered by examiners.
If a problem is discovered, a controlled test such as the
Farnsworth Lantern is often utilized to determine the driver's
ability to recognize these colors. TRUCKMED provides support
for drivers needing special color vision testing.
COLOR VISION SCREENING TEST
We have helped
thousands of drivers with this process. Pilot Medical Solutions
works directly with your physicians and the FMCSA to assure compliance
with DOT protocols and to resolve complex certification issues quickly.
Contact us at 405-787-0303 or via E-Mail to
confidentially discuss the details of your case and to establish your
eligibility for DOT medical certification.
There is no
charge for an initial consultation.