In order to qualify for a driver license or motorcycle license, you must meet Minimum Visual Acuity Standards.
- The minimum vision for most drivers to qualify for an unrestricted license is 20/40.
- The minimum requirement for an unrestricted license is 70 degrees of side vision in each eye.
Applicants must meet federal 391 standards if applying for a school bus endorsement or commercial driver license.
Ohio Revised Code: 4507.12
Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-20
If there is a medical and/or vision condition that may affect driving, a two-part driver license may be required. A two-part driver license includes:
- The driver license
- A medical restriction card indicating the driver's requirements that must be carried with the license
If a driver has an existing medical or vision condition, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will mail an Exam Station Request for Statement of Physician (form BMV 2310) 45-60 days before the driver's requirement is due. The form must be completed and signed by a doctor and returned to the BMV.
The BMV will mail the driver a new medical card and/or letter of instruction based on information listed on the form. If additional testing is required, the driver must take his or her letter of instruction to a driver exam station for testing. He or she also may be required to visit a deputy registrar license agency for a replacement license to be issued.
Where Do I Go?
- For testing, visit any driver exam station in Ohio.
- For issuance, visit any deputy registrar license agency in Ohio.