Do I need an eye test for a driving license?

I’m getting ready to take my driver’s test next month and I’m getting pretty nervous. I’ve worn glasses almost my entire life. Will I need an eye test before I can get a license?

Macy Fouse · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
In nearly every state, you will need to pass an eye test to get your driving license (or to renew it).
However, not all states require you to take a vision test every time you renew your license. For example, in Vermont, you’ll need to renew your driver’s license every four years, but you’ll only need to pass a vision test every other renewal.
Don’t worry—you don’t have to have 20/20 vision to get your license. Depending on your state, anyone with at least 20/40, 20/30, or 20/20 vision when wearing glasses or contacts will pass.
The DMV vision test is typically very simple and straightforward. You can usually expect to read a Snellen eye chart, and you can wear your glasses or contacts during the test.
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