Drivers are required to have at least 20/40 acuity in each eye with or without correction. They are also required to have at least 70” peripheral in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
Drivers must be able to distinguish sounds in what is known as a “forced whisper” at a distance of 5ft or less, with or without a hearing aid.
The medical examiner will check the driver's blood pressure and pulse to look for high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats. BP at or below 139/89 is consider normal.
Stage 1 Hypertension is a reading of 149/90-159/99
Stage 2 Hypertension is a reading of 160/100-179/109
Stage 3 Hypertension is a reading of 180/100 or above
A urinalysis is required. This is not a drug test. The test looks for indications of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes.
The physical exam will cover a fourteen different categories:
General appearance Skin Eyes Ears Mouth/throat Heart Lungs/chest Abdomen Genito-urinary system including hernias Back/Spine Extremities Neurological system including reflexes Gate Vascular system