Overview and benefits


DMV requires motorists to pass a vision screening test in order to renew their driver’s license. DMV has updated its regulations to allow doctors, nurses, most eye care professionals and, most recently, pharmacists and their supervised staff to give vision screening tests for customers through an Online Vision Registry. The Online Vision Registry allows the test results to be electronically submitted to DMV. The results are applied to an individual's record. This allows customers to renew their licenses online or by mail without having to visit a DMV office.

The vision screening test is a very simple process, requiring just seconds to complete - it is as simple as asking the customer to read one line from a Snellen chart mounted on a wall or screen. The online enrollment process and test result entry is very streamlined and user friendly. With internet access, any business can easily enroll in the Registry, conduct tests and enter results providing a valuable service for its customers. The combined process of conducting the test and entering the result in the Registry requires a very small investment in time by staff.

Participating organizations (except for organizations deputized by DMV) are free to charge a fee for the service. However, many of organizations currently authorized to provide the screening test under the current regulation offer the exam to their customers as an added service at no cost.

Benefits of participation

Customers will be pleased that you are providing this service, increasing their satisfaction.

The added service may increase walk-in traffic in your businesses.

Your business will be identified as an authorized vision screening provider on DMV's Web site and in other promotional materials.