The DMV eye exam is an exam designed to determine if you meet the minimum vision requirements for obtaining a driver’s license in Nevada.
If you want to obtain a driver’s license in Nevada, you must have 20/40 vision, the minimum acceptable vision level for full driving privileges. If you need to wear corrective lenses, including glasses or contact lenses, to achieve that minimum level, you’ll have a special restriction placed on your license that indicates your need for lenses.
If you can’t meet the minimum vision level required or if you have certain vision limitations, you may be restricted to daylight driving, or you may need to have yearly exams to ensure your sight remains within required limits. Commercial drivers may have additional requirements that will be addressed during your vision exam.
The DMV requires your eye doctor to fill out specific forms, which must be submitted to the DMV prior to your license being issued. Our eye doctors have plenty of experience completing the paperwork required by the DMV, so you can be confident the correct forms will be filed in order for you to move forward with your license application and any other necessary testing.
DMV vision tests are generally less “involved” than a comprehensive eye exam because the tests are looking only at your ability to see under different circumstances rather than evaluating your eye anatomy or looking for signs and symptoms of eye diseases. During the exam, you’ll undergo a series of tests and evaluations to measure:
The primary goal of the exam is to determine if you need corrective lenses in order to meet the minimum vision requirements for obtaining a license and to identify any issues that could pose a problem with operating a motor vehicle. At the end of the exam, the doctor will fill out the DMV forms so they can be submitted to the agency.
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