|Driver licensing agency
|Tennessee Department of Safety
Motor Vehicle Services
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37249
Color vision requirement
Type of road test
|Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blindother with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Only for commercial drivers.
Standardized course with specific requirements.
Restrictions include area limitations.
20/40 in better eye with/without correction for unrestricted license; minimum 20/60 in each/both eyes with restrictions.
Yes, provided that acuity is 20/200 in better eye through the carrier lens, 20/60 through the telescope, visual field is 150˚ or greater, and the telescope magnification is no greater than 4X.
For professional drivers only.
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?
In-person; mail and internet
renewal are permitted every
|Permitted but not required.
Driver is notified in writing of referral.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, family members, and other sources.
|Role of the MAB
MAB contact information
|The MAB is composed of volunteer physicians, who review medical reports and make recommendations. Actions are based upon the recommendation of the majority.
Contact the MAB through the Driver Improvement Office at