DMV Eye Test

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Are you applying for or renewing your New York state driver’s license? You’ll need to pass a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) vision test. Fortunately, LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, New York City, offers convenient DMV eye tests. The practice is an approved DMV eye test provider and can perform quick vision tests and submit results directly to the DMV. Call the team to schedule a DMV eye test or book an appointment online today.

DMV Eye Test Q & A

What is a DMV eye test?

You must pass a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) vision test when you apply for or renew a New York state driver's license. You can take this test with or without corrective glasses or contacts.

The test must show that you have at least 20/40 vision (based on the Snellen Visual Acuity Scale) in either or both eyes. 

What are the benefits of getting a New York DMV eye test at an eye doctor’s office?

You can take an eye test at a DMV office, but you may experience long wait times or issues getting a convenient appointment time. LaSante Health Center is an approved DMV eye test provider, which means you can take the test at its office, and the team can directly submit results to the DMV.

After your eye test, you can either have your provider electronically submit your vision test results, or you can personally mail or bring a Vision Test Report to the DMV in person. 

To learn more about the fee for a DMV eye test, contact the friendly LaSante Health Center staff.  

What can I expect during a DMV eye test?

Your provider uses a Snellen eye chart during the test. They typically have one big “E” letter at the top and rows of letters below that get gradually smaller. 

Your provider has you read certain rows on the chart to determine how well you can recognize the characters. Your ability to read small letters helps them measure the sharpness of your eyesight.

You’re welcome to wear your glasses or contact lenses during the test. You may need to update your prescription if you fail the eye test. 

You can immediately schedule a comprehensive eye exam at LaSante Health Center and your provider can address your prescription needs. They can also test for other eye conditions, such as astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related degeneration.

When you go to the DMV to renew your license and your test shows that you need glasses or contacts to drive safely, a “B” restriction will be put on your license, requiring you to wear your prescription lenses when you’re behind the wheel.

Call LaSante Health Center for convenient DMV eye tests or request an appointment online today.