For those who failed the medical

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  1. johnnycrowe

    johnnycrowe New Member

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    I'm most of the way through the driver recruitment. I've unfortunately discovered I have some red/green colour-blindness after looking at the Ishihara test at home, so will obviously fail the medical. For those who didn't pass their medical, were you offered any other roles?
     
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  3. Tooktook

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    For what it’s worth I wouldn’t rely on home testing. I’d go to a reputable optician and request proper test conditions.

    I thought I had issues with my eye sight (and colour perception) but was fine when properly tested.

    In terms of alternative roles being offered I did read of this happening on a gwr thread at some point .

    But I’m guessing unless you’re internal it’s very unlikely.
     
  4. Mgv1349

    Mgv1349 Member

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    How far along in the process are you? Don’t worry until you have had your medical and been told you have haven’t passed.
     
  5. Stigy

    Stigy Established Member

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    To echo what others have said, I certainly wouldn’t call it a day just yet. Go to the medical and cross that bridge when you come to it, you might be surprised.
     
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    I wear glasses and my new prescription wasn’t ready when I went for medical so had to attend without them and was told I could go back for the eye test. Turns out I can see well enough without my glasses to not officially need them to drive so I passed!! Defo still go, as others have said, u might be surprised. Good luck!!
     
  7. MOM67

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    Total opposite for me! I went for my Medical and only just scraped through the Ishihara test yet I have no colour blindness whatsoever. The person doing the test failed to tell me that in some instances there may not be a number ( oh OK, maybe I misunderstood) and so I was partly guessing/straining to find a number somewhere. We got to the last slide and it was obvious there wasn't a number there and said so. She said 'That's fine. There isn't one'. I told her about previous slides and asked if I could have another try but she said you're allowed a couple wrong so not to worry.

    As others have said, see what happens on the day. Trying a test like this on a computer screen could well vary the results. Best of luck !
     
  8. Rockhopper

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    When I had my medical they discovered I was colour blind as well.
    I tell you, it came completely out of the purple to me.
     
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