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MVA Authorized Vision Provider

Advanced Family Vision Care is an authorized vision provider for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).
MVA Authorized Vision Provider

Driver's license renewal in the state of Maryland has a number of vision requirements. Advanced Family Vision Care is an authorized vision provider for the MVA. Examination results will be securely submitted to the MVA online.

Take care of your vision today and comply with MVA requirements by scheduling a comprehensive eye examination . When scheduling please let us know that you need results submitted to the MVA.

Driver's License Requirements

To qualify for an unrestricted driver’s license, the State of Maryland requires drivers to have:

  • Binocular vision
  • Visual acuity (Snellen) of at least 20/40 in each eye
  • A continuous field of vision of at least 140 degrees

Restricted licenses may be issued to persons having:

  • Visual acuity of at least 20/70 in one or both eyes
  • A continuous field of vision of at least 110 degrees, with at least 35 degrees lateral to the midline of each side
  • Note: These two requirements must be simultaneous.

Persons with visual acuity levels less than 20/70, but no worse than 20/100, require special handling by the MVA's Glen Burnie Headquarters. Please contact the MVA’s Modified Vision Unit at (410) 768-7513 for information and special forms.

Commercial Driver's License Requirements

Applicants for commercial driver licenses must meet both state and federal vision requirements. The minimum requirements are:

  • Binocular vision
  • Visual acuity (Snellen) of at least 20/40 or better in each eye
  • A field of vision of at least 70 degrees in each eye
  • The ability to distinguish between red, green and amber colors

You cannot qualify for any Maryland driver's license if:

  • You cannot achieve visual acuity levels of 20/100 or better, using either one of both eyes (without telescopic lens)
  • You cannot achieve at least 110 degrees continuous field of vision

Note: Driver's license requirements provided as stated by the MVA.


The eyes are windows to your health! A good comprehensive eye exam is a critical tool for early diagnosis of diabetes, high blood pressure, and ocular disease such as macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


Yearly dilated comprehensive eye exams are important to maintaining the health of your eyes, regardless of your age, visual ability, or physical health.

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331 Gambrills Road, Suite 3
Gambrills, MD 21054
Fax: 410-923-4350

  • Monday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
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