Good eyesight is of utmost importance for the safe operation of motor vehicles. Therefore, as part of the driver’s license application process, the department of motor vehicles in the state will administer a vision test. This is a brief test meant to evaluate the applicants’ eyesight. The vision test evaluates three factors:
- Clarity of vision,
- How far individuals can see to either side while looking straight ahead (peripheral vision),
- Depth and color perception.
If individuals wear glasses or contact lenses, they will be asked to perform the exam with their corrective eyewear both on and off. The results of the test will determine whether there are restrictions placed on their driver’s licenses (e.g. must wear corrective eyewear when operating a motor vehicle).