DMV Vision test: What Baby boomers should know before renewing their driver’s license
Maintaining their driver license is very important to Baby boomers. In most places driving is crucial to stay active and independent. Many people are nervous about taking the DMV vision test as they age. Here are some insight about the procedure.
The DMV needs to be sure that all drivers meet the vision standards. The screening standards vary from State to State, so make sure to visit your DMV’s website for all the details. DMV Vision test: You may wear glasses or contact lenses. You will be ask to read five lines of letters on a wall chart located 20 feet from you, using one eye at a time. If you don't meet the vision screening standard the DMV will not renew your license at that time. You will get a Report of Vision Examination form to bring to your eye doctor . Once you have completed this step, you will take another DMV Vision test. If you don’t pass you may have to take a driving test. Sometimes, older drivers have a restriction placed on their driver license. A restriction can be:
driving from sunrise to sunset,
prohibiting driving during rush hour
or freeway driving .
The most common reason for restriction is poor vision.
The DMV will document your impaired vision status. If your vision condition is stable or limited to one eye , you may not have to repeat this process next time. This is why it is so important to care for your vision early on, before it starts deteriorating. So be sure to get your eyes examined regularly and follow our nutrition tips. You should also consider taking our VISTASAFFRON supplement. It will help preserve your vision and macular health early on.