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Vision in One Eye

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Hello all! I am finishing my prereqs starting in January for the LPN program. I'm just wondering, as a nurse, do you think this will effect me? I honestly think as long as I am more aware of my surroundings, especially while working directly with a patient, I should be okay. I just wanted other people's opinions. I mean I can legally drive so my other eye is fine as long as I'm wearing my glasses.

I have worked as a CNA a long time ago so I know what the setting is in long term care. (That's what I want to do as a nurse). I had peripheral vision in that eye then and I didn't have any problems.

It's just I'm concerned about safety I don't want to put anyone in danger.

I also don't want my patients not to trust me because they can tell my blind eye is blind. I have a little bit of a cataract going on. It's not full and not that milky white. It's just a bit cloudy and It just looks weird. Thinking like a patient, I don't think I would care if my nurse was blind in one eye, but that could just be because of my experience with it.

Thoughts/advice?

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Do the patient's notice your eye now? I'm guessing not. I'm pretty sure patients don't look more closely at the nurse. You will be fine.

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I'm legally blind in one eye and always have been. It never interfered with my ability to be a nurse, nor did anyone really notice it. You'll do fine.

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I'm legally blind in one eye and always have been. It never interfered with my ability to be a nurse, nor did anyone really notice it. You'll do fine.

Ohhh thank you so much for sharing! I won't worry about it anymore then! :D

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Also legally blind in one eye. Part deaf in one ear, come to think of it.

Not a problem. At all.

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One of my coworkers in the ER has a glass eye, one of the best nurses we have.

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Legally blind in one eye as well. It helps us see better out of the other one ;)

Best wishes with your career.

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One of my coworkers in the ER has a glass eye, one of the best nurses we have.

Oh no. Now you made me watch Nurse Jackie again. Thor was the best.

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