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Old 02-17-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Has anyone ever had to get a note from their eye doctor in order to get a license in a new state? How did it go? Was it easy or hard?

Im considering moving to a new state but I cant pass the vision exam to transfer my license. Id have to get a form completed by my doctor. TN to AZ if that helps.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Can I ask how you drive if you can't pass the vision exam?
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Each state should want licensed drivers to be able to see. If TN doesn't, glad I don't drive there.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Each state should want licensed drivers to be able to see. If TN doesn't, glad I don't drive there.
The roads haven't changed in a long, long time.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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when i moved to Florida from Illinois all i did was pay for a new Florida drivers license no writen or eye test.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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when i moved to Florida from Illinois all i did was pay for a new Florida drivers license no writen or eye test.
Many states have stopped issuing, automatically renewing or renewing by mail licenses to drivers past a certain age. A vision, depth perception and sometimes basic cognitive test is required for renewals.

There is no downside to this.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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As far as I know, every state defers to a doctor and accepts his opinion. A basic eye test is offered by the DMV for your convenience, but a license will always be issued if a doctor certifies that you are qualified.

There is a huge gray area between "too blind to drive" and capable if driving safely. Not everyone falls either in "perfect vision" or "all black". In fact, a driver who knows he is legally blind is likely safer than one who thinks he can see perfectly. Nobody wants to have an accident, and a person with known visual deficiency will take necessary precautions in driving.

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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Has anyone ever had to get a note from their eye doctor in order to get a license in a new state? How did it go? Was it easy or hard?

Im considering moving to a new state but I cant pass the vision exam to transfer my license. Id have to get a form completed by my doctor. TN to AZ if that helps.
Are you stating that you can't read the lines on machine with glasses on?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Many states have stopped issuing, automatically renewing or renewing by mail licenses to drivers past a certain age. A vision, depth perception and sometimes basic cognitive test is required for renewals.

There is no downside to this.
Iím 64 and still mail mine in and Florida there are people in their 90ís still driving, because older people are their livelihood in Florida they love their money that they spend especially from the ones who retired from the north with a nice pension.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Has anyone ever had to get a note from their eye doctor in order to get a license in a new state? How did it go? Was it easy or hard?

Im considering moving to a new state but I cant pass the vision exam to transfer my license. Id have to get a form completed by my doctor. TN to AZ if that helps.

What the Hell would that Dr note say ? " Please excuse Mr/Mrs Metroplitan from an eye exam because they have terrible eyesight, but still want to drive" ?

How do you drive if you can't see well ?
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