I am a graduate nurse who will be starting work in an ER in 2 weeks. I just had my work physical and got a call from HR re: my eyesight. HR asked if I had any problems/limitations. HR wanted to figure out if my vision problem can be "accomodated for" or not.
I have congenital high myopia in my left eye which is not correctable. Vision in the right eye is 20/20 with correction. I haven't had any problems working as a CNA or in nursing school (I have given injections, meds, hooked up IVs, etc.). No one (instructors, etc.) noticed any problems I haven't caused any harm to patients (wrong med because I couldn't read, for example) I have a limitation on my driver's license (outside mirrors) but that's it. I don't think I'm clumsier than anyone else but I'm not particularly mechanically inclined either
Does anyone forsee any problems for me in clinical nursing because of my eyesight? Most things are close work and I do have some depth perception. I think HR was concerned about IV starts.
Thank you so much....yet another thing to worry about as a new grad.