- How it Works
July 16, 2019
If you want to obtain a driver’s license and have failed your DMV’s vision test, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t drive.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has collected information about each state’s vision requirements for drivers. (Note that these restrictions can change over time.)
You have the opportunity to retake your vision test once your vision is corrected. You can go to your eye doctor, take an exam and get fitted for new glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. But did you know there is another way? If you want to save time and money, you can test your refractive error at home*. With EyeQue’s VisionCheck, this process is easier than ever. Here’s how it works:
It could be that your prescription has changed or was inaccurate, to begin with. You can always test your eyeglasses or contact lenses with EyeQue’s Insight visual acuity screener to see if you are seeing 20/20 with your corrective lenses at home.
Sometimes, regular prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses aren’t strong enough to help you drive. For this reason, many states now offer the opportunity to use bioptic lenses, which attach to your glasses to help you see far away objects and activity.
Even if your state allows you to legally drive with a cataract, glaucoma, or in the early stages of macular degeneration, you should take extra precautions to keep yourself, other drivers, and pedestrians safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends these safety tips:
*It is still recommended to visit an eye doctor for an annual eye health exam.
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