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April 18, 2012 5:32 PM Subscribe
Question about the eye exam necessary to get a Pennsylvania drivers license.
posted by Diskeater to travel & transportation (6 answers total)
I'm in the process of transferring my various car stuff to the state of Pennsylvania and I have a question about the eye exam for the driver’s license. According to the PennDOT website, I'll need to take an eye exam in order to qualify for a Pennsylvania license. If I fail the DMV's eye exam, I'll need to visit an optometrist so they can perform additional tests and fill out a form proving that I'm fit to operate a vehicle.
I'm almost positive I'll fail the first eye exam. The vision in my right eye is 20/200 and has been since birth. Corrective lenses will not help this. However, the vision in my left eye is 20/15 and I was cleared to drive by the state of Vermont when I applied for a permit.
My question is: Is it possible to skip the first step and go directly to an optometrist to fill out whatever they need to fill out? I would like to avoid an unnecessary trip to the DMV if at all possible.