Vision Screening

When applying for a driver’s license, individuals may be required to complete a vision screening, as well as written and driving exams. Vision screening and a written test are required for the issuance or renewal of all permits.

All driver’s license applicants must have a vision screening or submit a Vision Specialist Report completed by a licensed optometrist, ophthalmologist or physician dated within six months of a facility visit. This form is available at any local Driver Services facility or at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

 Vision requirements include:

  • Minimum visual acuity of 20/40 with or without corrective lenses. 
  • A driver with acuity between 20/41 and 20/70 is limited to daylight driving only. 
  • At least 140 degree peripheral vision (the ability to see to the side) with or without corrective lenses. 
  • Applicants wearing glasses or contact lenses will have a restriction noted on the license requiring they wear glasses or contact lenses when operating a vehicle.
  •  Applicants wearing telescopic lenses must meet special requirements and undergo additional vision testing to receive a license.
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