You must provide your medical examiner with the following information:
You must have 20/40 vision in both eyes separately and together. Must have field of vision greater than 70 degrees in horizontal plane. You must be able to differentiate between green, red, and yellow.
Certify up to two years.
Do Not Certify:
The driver that can not tell the difference between green, red, and yellow. No exemption exists.
The driver who uses telescopic lenses, correction of one eye for distance and one eye for near vision is not permissible.
The driver who does not meet the visual acuity standard
Two options exist:
1. If driver has condition that can be fixed with corrective lenses, then the driver should obtain the lenses and return for re-examination
2. If the driver has a permanent monocular vision diagnosis then they will need to obtain the monocular vision exemption
Driver with monocular vision:
If you have already been granted a Federal Exemption for monoccular vision your medical examiner may certify you for period of up to one (1) year.
Your examiner will not be able to determine if you can obtain a state or federal exemption for monocular vision. This depends on whether you as a driver perform inter or intrastate commerce. This is for the motor carrier to determine.