Medical and Vision Information
The Vision Exam
When applying for a license or permit for the 1st time, you will be required to have your eyes tested. Your eyes will be tested with a mechanical device at the customer service center. The applicant must meet the following requirements, with or without corrective lenses, to pass the vision exam:
Regular Class Driver's License
- 20/60 in one eye and at least 140-degree field of vision.
- If you fail the field vision screening you will be required to have a completed by a licensed practitioner.
Commercial Class Driver's License
- Federal Requirements are 20/40 in each eye and at least 140-degree field of vision.
- If these vision requirements are not met, a must be submitted to make a request to be exempted from Federal CDL vision requirements. If the exemption is granted, the driver would only be given a Georgia Intra-State Driver's License.
Applicants who have a vision restriction on their driver's license and elect to have surgery to correct their vision must come into a Customer Service Center and pass the vision exam to have the restriction removed from their driver's license.
Health - Medical
An applicant previously assessed with a disqualifying physical or mental disability or disease will need to:
- Have a licensed physician determine if your medical condition makes it impossible for you to drive safely.
- Have a licensed physician fill out a .
- The medical evaluation form (DS-287) should be mailed or faxed by the licensed physician directly to: