IMPORTANT EYE EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Maine law requires that individuals have their eyes tested when applying for a license, at certain renewal times and/or when required because of certain eye conditions. The date of exam on this form must not be more than one year prior to receipt by BMV. 29-A MRSA §1258 and §1303
FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMINATION APPLICANTS
A vision test is required prior to taking your driver’s license examination. You may take a vision test at no fee when you appear for your driver’s examination. Alternatively, you may have a doctor of your choice provide the exam at your expense. The doctor who conducts the examination must complete the reverse side of this form. You will need to give the completed form to the driver’s license examiner at the time of your driver’s examination.
FOR INDIVIDUALS RENEWING A DRIVER’S LICENSE
A vision screening is required for individuals renewing their license at the first license renewal after attaining age 40 and at every 2nd renewal after that. A vision screening is required at every license renewal after attaining age 62. It is not required that you visit an eye doctor.
Vision testing can be completed at any branch office or mobile unit location at no cost to you. This exam will be completed at the time of renewal, and the results will be recorded on your renewal form.
Alternatively, you may have a doctor of your choice provide the eye exam at your own expense. The doctor who conducts the exam must complete the reverse side of this form. You will need to bring the completed form with you when you come in to renew your license. The doctor’s exam may not be completed more than a year prior to your license renewal date.
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CERTAIN EYE CONDITIONS
An Eye Examination Form may be required of individuals with certain vision conditions. When required to submit an eye examination form, you may have the doctor of your choice provide the exam at your own expense. The doctor who conducts the exam must complete the reverse side of this form.
Please mail or fax the completed form to:
Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Medical Section
29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0029
Fax: (207) 624-9319
Questions or concerns, call: (207) 624-9000, ext. 52124