1. An applicant for a new or renewed driver's license other than a commercial driver's license need not take a vision test administered by the department if the applicant files with the department a vision report signed by a licensed vision specialist in accordance with this section.
2. An applicant for such a new or renewed driver's license who fails a vision test administered by the department may subsequently be issued the driver's license without need of passing a department administered vision test, if the applicant files with the department a vision report from a licensed vision specialist in accordance with this section.
3. The vision report shall state the visual acuity level of the applicant as measured by the vision specialist and shall be in the form and include other information as required by rule of the department. A vision report is valid only if the visual acuity level of the applicant has been measured by the licensed vision specialist within thirty days before the application for the new or renewed driver's license.
4. As used in this section, a "licensed vision specialist" means a physician licensed under chapter 148, 150, or 150A, or an optometrist licensed under chapter 154.
90 Acts, ch 1230, §32; 98 Acts, ch 1073, §9
Referred to in § 321.186, 321.189, 321.196
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