Wyoming Department of Transportation

Medical and Vision Screening

When applying for a driver license, or we become aware of a vision or medical issue that could impact your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, you may have to complete a medical or vision evaluation.

Medical

When applying for a driver license, you will be asked whether you have had any of the following in the past two (2) years; epilepsy, seizure disorder, loss of muscular control, loss of consciousness, loss or impairment of a limb. If you have answered yes to any of the preceding conditions, a medical evaluation completed by your health provider may be required before the driver license is issued.

Vision

During the vision screening, we'll check to ensure your eyesight meets the department's standards, with or without correction. If the driver is unable to pass the vision screening, a vision evaluation will need to be completed by a vision specialist. 

If you have any questions, we may be reached at 307-777-4800, option #5 or by email at dot-medicals@wyo.gov

Driver Review

The re-examination program is designed to promote highway safety by re-examining drivers to evaluate their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  A re-exam may be required for the following reasons:

  • Drivers who have had, or are developing problem driving records
  • New drivers that exhibit poor driving behaviors
  • Applicants whose driving privileges have been revoked for alcohol offenses, if they did not have ignition interlock
  • Drivers who have experienced a major physical change that could affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  These people are usually referred by doctors, law enforcement, or by examiner observation.
  • Accident reports - law enforcement requests that we re-examine a driver because they have either caused an accident or demonstrated to the officer at the time of the accident that they may have a medical or visual condition

W.S. 31-7-122 grants the Department authority to require any licensee to undergo a re-evaluation of his/her qualification to maintain a driver license, if there is reason to believe a person might not be qualified to drive.   (W.S. 31-7-122:   “The division, having good cause to believe that a licensed driver is unsafe or otherwise not qualified to be licensed, may upon written notice of not less than ten (10) days to the licensee require him to submit to an appropriate examination.”)