Article by Delta Driving School
Most corrective lenses are perfectly acceptable to wear when taking your vision acuity test to get your driver’s license. While you can get your driver’s license with glasses or contacts on, it is required that you tell the worker if you are wearing the later.
This is because if you cannot pass the vision acuity test without corrective lenses of some kind then it is marked on your license that you must always be wearing them while driving. This is also why if you don’t need glasses to pass the test it is better to take the test without them, so you do not have this marked on your ID.
Some people have bad vision and not only wear glasses but also have what is called bioptic telescopic lenses that attach to their glasses to help them see better. These lenses are essentially small telescopes that attach at the top part of glasses and allow a person to see better further away by simply tilting their head down to look through them.
While in California you can drive while wearing these lenses, unlike a few other States which do not allow this, you are not allowed to use bioptic telescopic lenses when taking your vision acuity test. You must still be able to read the eye chart with at least 20/200 vision and prove that you can drive safely despite your poor vision.
About the Author: This article is courtesy of Delta Driving School. They are a Driving School in La Canada, Glendale, Eagle Rock and La Crescenta in Southern California.