Driver licensing agency
contact information
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
702 486-4368 (Las Vegas)
775 684-4368 (Reno/Sparks/ Carson City)
877 368-7828 (rural Nevada)
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement

Visual field testing device

Daytime-only license available.
20/50 (if other eye is no worse than 20/60); daylight driving only.
Yes, with acuity of 20/40 through telescope and 20/120 through carrier lens, and 130 E visual field.
Binocular 140˚ for unrestricted license; binocular 110˚-140˚ for restricted license.
Keystone testing equipment and Optec 1000 testing equipment
Licensing Renewal Procedures

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?

At age 70, a vision test and medical report are required for mail-in renewal.
4 years.
Mail-in every other cycle
No, unless license classification has changed.
No, unless license classification has changed.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Physicians are required to report patients diagnosed with epilepsy, any seizure disorder, or any other disorder characterized by lapse of consciousness.
The DMV notifies the driver by mail and may suspend his/her license.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, and family members.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The MAB advises the DMV in the development of medical and health standards for licensure. It also advises the DMV on medical reports submitted regarding the mental or physical condition of individual applicants.
Currently not applicable. The department has the authority to convene a medical advisory board, as stated in Nevada Administrative Code 483.380. However, due to budget constraints, Nevada does not have an advisory board at present.

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