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What happens if you fail the vision test when applying for a driver's license?

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An applicant for a driver's license who fails his vision test cannot move on to the knowledge portion of the test and must schedule a new appointment. Before trying again, the applicant must visit an eye doctor and receive corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts.

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What happens if you fail the vision test when applying for a driver's license?
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Depending on the severity of the vision impairment, some DMVs issue a restricted license – for example, the license may only allow the driver to operate a vehicle during the day. Usually the cutoff is 20/70 vision in one or both eyes and a continuous field of vision of at least 110 degrees and at least 35 degrees lateral to the midline of each side.

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