According to Newsday, up to 95,000 New Yorkers face losing their driver's licenses in December unless they act quickly and provide the DMV with documentation that they have passed a vision test.
Early on in the pandemic, the DMV relaxed its requirements for renewing licenses. Customers whose licenses expired between March 1, 2020, and October 31, 2021, were able to delay the obligation for a vision test by renewing their licenses online and self-certifying their vision in the interim, according to the source.
But those times are over. The advisory stated that as of right now, any driver who has not yet submitted a vision exam to the DMV and does not do so by December 1 will have their license suspected.
You Must Have a Vision of At Least 20/40 In At Least One Eye
According to Newsday, the DMV must get a valid eye test by November 26. According to the DMV warning, in order to drive without wearing glasses or contacts, you must have a vision of at least 20/40 in at least one eye.
The Vision Registry of the New York Department of Motor Vehicles contains a list of places that provide vision examinations in your zip code, but it is not all-inclusive. Request that they complete an MV-619 form, which is accessible on the DMV website if you wish to have an examination performed by a different healthcare professional.
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