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When should you take a driver's license eye test?

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People need to take a vision test when getting a driver's license for the first time or when renewing the license at a branch of the state's motor vehicle department. People who wear glasses or contact lenses for distance vision should wear them while taking the test.

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When should you take a driver's license eye test?
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The purpose of the vision test for a driver's license is to measure peripheral vision, color vision and visual acuity. Eligibility standards include a minimum of 120 degrees of horizontal peripheral vision (combined) and vision of at least 20/40 in the better eye. Distinguishing among amber, red and green is also a requirement for most driver's licenses.

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