Issues Judging Depth

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Issues Judging Depth

Postby Liz944 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:35 am

Recently went on a driving course where they did a test to check my visual acuity and found that my field of depth was way out. Despite the fact that I have recently had my eyes twice (once for work and once on a personal level) and no issues found. I explained that I had dyspraxia and was aware of the issues I had with judging depth.

Anyone else experienced this?
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Re: Issues Judging Depth

Postby And27 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Funnily enough I have noticed that myself this weekend. I'm now learning in an Auto after 12months going nowhere in a manual (literally!!) My Instructor has coloured dot stickers on the dashboard and around the mirrors that are supposed to help with things like lining up the position of the car when parking. He has one by the tip of the right windscreen wiper to line up with the kerb when pulling over. He told me to line it up with the outside edge of the kerb stone which I thought I had, yet I was actually quite far off. Although my actual driving is ok manouvers are still tricky due to distance perception and getting my head round left and right when reversing. By the way I wear glasses for driving and reading due to astigmatism ( I think thats the word!!!!! :blush: )

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Re: Issues Judging Depth

Postby Liz944 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:39 pm

I am glad I am not the only one with problems... :) I guess although I knew about the problem it is slightly different when you see it in black and white on paper after the test. #-o
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Re: Issues Judging Depth

Postby And27 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:05 pm

Did a bay park for the first time last night and it's incredible how off I am with the reference points. Something tells me auto won't be as easy as I first thought!!!! Driver

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Re: Issues Judging Depth

Postby Liz944 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:13 am

Luckily when I passed my driving test only had to parrellel park. On the course I was on the instructor told me how to reverse park properly... not been brave enough to try it yet... but when I do it will be with plenty of space around until I am confident in what I am doing! :)
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Re: Issues Judging Depth

Postby LGC2108 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:22 pm

I have often had difficulty judging amounts, as it's something I can't visualise in my head.


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