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  • #16
    Originally posted by Martini6196
    I didn't get them yet. I am going to my ophthmalogist next week to start the process and to see how colorblind I really am. If I do end up getting them they will be prescription but one of them will have a red tint to it. Now that you mention the other test maybe I will be able to pass that. Could you not see the numbers at all on the cards? I can see some but not the others.
    Yeah i could see a few numbers but not all of them.

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    • #17
      H Hey kimball did you have any problems with the block test?[/QUOTE]



      I am sure i couldn't see them as good as others.... but no not really.

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      • #18
        [QUOTE=maxxklp]Well I hate to say it guys well atleast the guys in California it's a post standard. i just got DQed for colorblindness for CoCo County. I was told that that was the only thing that held me back. If you go to the post medical page it will tell you if you fail the Ishihara test then you should be given the Farnsworth D-15 test. The D-15 is the 15 colored disk test. If you fail that then you may be DQed. I was told by the Doc just know that I can go see a specialist with my own time and $, but he would question why i passed in another Doc's office. As far as the contact lens, I know California will not let you use such lenses. I wish I could have better news, GOD knows I wish.


        also u may want to look into the americans with disability act... as long as u see in color i am not sure why u couldn't proform the job

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        • #19
          Martini

          Martini, Well the Dr said he would review my case if I came back with
          a passing score. I was also told that he would have ??? becouse he does not see how I could pass with another Dr but not him. I was also told that the test should be given under a special light, however the nurse that gave me the test had moved the Light that was used for the Ishihara test away from the test area??????? I dont know if this would have played with how I saw the colors but I would like to try again.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by off_kimball
            also u may want to look into the americans with disability act... as long as u see in color i am not sure why u couldn't proform the job
            That would be like a white guy with military service and a degree complaining that a black woman was hired instead of him even though she didn't have the same qualifications. In the PC world, that isn't "discrimination".

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            • #21
              My 2 cents...

              I also am colorblind. Red/green. I was quite heartbroken when I found out that it could possibly hold me back, so I started emailing departments w/in my state, and most of the responses I got said that in the real world of police work, it's basic colors...green, red, black, yellow, orange, etc. No golden rod, amber, seafoam, topaz, and any of the other colors you see on the crayon box. My advice would be to email or contact the people within your state or at departments you may be interested in working at and see what their standards are, and go for it.
              Started POST Sept. 6, 2005

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jnojr
                That would be like a white guy with military service and a degree complaining that a black woman was hired instead of him even though she didn't have the same qualifications. In the PC world, that isn't "discrimination".

                I am a little confused on what a "pc world" is.

                Maybe I am just slow but I don't see how that comparison is the same as what I was talking about.
                I am saying that he was cut at the final stage because of color/blindness, alot like high blood pressure, or any other medical problem.
                It wasn't like he applied and they said no we only hire normal color seeing folks.

                My advice to you Martini6196 would look and see why it matters. Here in Indiana it's because of PERF which is our retirement plan. In other states it's because of state standards, others it varies by departments. Also if you get that contact I really don't see why that would work. No different then a guy with glasses right.

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                • #23
                  I'm going through the same thing right now actually. Anyone here with the same problem and actually get hired as a CBPO or BPA?
                  BPA Status:
                  Exam - Completed (Passed)
                  Pre-Employment Forms - Completed
                  Qualifications - Completed
                  Medical Exam - Failed (Due to mild color deficiency)
                  Structered Interview - Completed (Passed)
                  Drug Screening - Completed (Passed)
                  Fitness - Completed (Passed)
                  Background Investigation - Pending (In Sec. Office)

                  CBPO Status:
                  Exam - Completed (Passed)

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                  • #24
                    Farnsworth D-15 online simulation

                    http://www.univie.ac.at/Vergl-Physio...rtestF-en.html

                    This is a link to a site that simulates pretty accurately what the Farnsworth test is like. If you can do this, you should have no problem doing the real Farnsworth test. I also am color deficient and had to do this, but it was no problem. Good luck to all of you!

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                    • #25
                      Yeah, the medical department sent me a letter requesting (on my own dime) Farnsworth D-15 test results. It wasn't perfect, but the report said MINOR DEFICIENCY in big bold letters. It's been in the "reffered to medical specialist" status for weeks now. I'm startin to get pretty nervous.....
                      BPA Status:
                      Exam - Completed (Passed)
                      Pre-Employment Forms - Completed
                      Qualifications - Completed
                      Medical Exam - Failed (Due to mild color deficiency)
                      Structered Interview - Completed (Passed)
                      Drug Screening - Completed (Passed)
                      Fitness - Completed (Passed)
                      Background Investigation - Pending (In Sec. Office)

                      CBPO Status:
                      Exam - Completed (Passed)

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                      • #26
                        One more question, if I am deemed unfit because of my eyes for the BPA position, will I automatically be DQ'd from the CBPO position?
                        BPA Status:
                        Exam - Completed (Passed)
                        Pre-Employment Forms - Completed
                        Qualifications - Completed
                        Medical Exam - Failed (Due to mild color deficiency)
                        Structered Interview - Completed (Passed)
                        Drug Screening - Completed (Passed)
                        Fitness - Completed (Passed)
                        Background Investigation - Pending (In Sec. Office)

                        CBPO Status:
                        Exam - Completed (Passed)

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