|Driver licensing agency
|Florida Department of Highway Safety and
Neil Kirkman Building
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
Color vision requirement
|Each/both eyes without correction
Each/both eyes with correction
If one eye blindother with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Drivers may be licensed to drive with the following restrictions: corrective lenses, outside rearview mirror, business and/or employment purposes only, daylight driving, automatic transmission, power steering, directional signals, grip on steering wheel, hearing aid, seat cushion, hand control or pedal extension, left foot accelerator, probation interlock device, medical alert bracelet, educational purposes, graduated license restrictions, and other restrictions.
|20/40; if 20/50 or less, applicant
is referred to eye specialist for possible improvement
20/70; worse eye must be better than 20/200
None; Goldman by eye specialist if indicated
Age-based renewal procedures
|Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
Effective January 2004, vision testing is required at each renewal for drivers over the age of 79.
|4-6 years, depending on driving history
In-person every 3rd cycle
At in-person renewal
May be required based on driving history and/or observation of physical or mental impairments
May be required based on observation of physical or mental impairments
|Any physician, person or agency having knowledge of a licensed driver’s or applicant’s mental or physical disability to drive may report the person to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Forms are available on the DHSMV Web site, as well as at local driver license offices. The Division of Driver Licenses’ (DDL) Medical Review Section provides other forms as the situation requires.
The law provides that no report shall be used as evidence in any civil or criminal trial or in any court proceeding.
The DHSMV investigates, sanctions actions if needed, and notifies the driver in writing.
The law authorizes any person, physician, or agency to report.
|Role of the MAB
MAB contact information
|The MAB advises the DHSMV on medical criteria and vision standards and makes recommendations on mental and physical qualifications of individual drivers.
Dr. Jack MacDonald, MAB Chairperson
DHSMV/DDL/Driver Improvement Medical Section
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0570
850 921-6147 fax