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I have a friend wink: who lost vision in the right eye. Does anyone know the WA DOL's position on vision restrictions like this? Hit the DOL site, but found only vague inferences about having to see a doctor if you fail the vision test for the possible requirement of corrective devises. There is no corrective devise option in this case. Anybody have any experience with this?

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My grandfather was blind in his left eye and he had a license. He pulled his boat everywhere and never had an accident. He also directed supercargo in Aberdeen, Elliott Bay, and Anacortes with one eye.
 

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There's a waiver process, but I can't remember what it is. I tink it's the old "bring a note from the doctor" routine. DOL should be able to tell you what needs to be done.
 

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I have a friend that lost one eye while in the viet nam war, doctors advised him to wear safety glasses to protect the other eye. I trust his driving.
 

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Thank you for the replies. I know other people with one eye that drive, but haven't talked to them yet. I thought about the vision test, well, passing it with one eye anyways. But now they have seperated the eyes with the new testing machine. I'm pretty sure you can still get a license with one eye as long as the other eye can pass the test. We'll see soon enough. Don't want to give the DOL any heads up, just in case.

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My daughter is 26 and has been blind in 1 eye since birth, she has had no problem passing the eye exam for the DOL.
 
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