Chapter 9, Section C:
Class D Vision Report

Revised June 20, 2013


A revised Vision Report form (MVD-10125 REV. 06/13) has now been approved and posted on the Internet and intranet forms pages. The old Visual/Ocular Report (Rev 05/04) may still be accepted.

Issuance of a Class D New Mexico Driver’s License, Permit or Provisional License with a Vision Report.

New Mexico standards for vision are 20/40 or better in at least one eye, with or without glasses.

If the customer is not able to pass the vision test in the MVD field office, provide the customer with the Vision Report form (MVD-10125 Rev 06/13) to be completed by his or her ophthalmologist or optometrist and returned to the field office.

DO NOT
issue a Commercial Drivers
License (CDL) using a Class D
Vision Report.

Upon return of the Vision Report, do not issue a license if:

  • the customer’s visual acuity is not 20/40 or better in at least one of the six boxes under visual acuity, or
  • the ophthalmologist or optometrist has checked "Deny" in response to question #10.

Do issue a license if:

  • the customer’s visual acuity is 20/40 or better in at least one of the six boxes under visual acuity, and
  • the ophthalmologist or optometrist has checked "Yes" in response to question #8.

Issue a driver's license following the procedures below. If the recommended interval is two years or less, or if no recommended interval is specified, issue a one-year license. If the recommended interval is more than two years, issue a four-year license.

Note: All Vision Reports must be faxed to the Driver Services Bureau’s Medical Unit in Santa Fe at (505) 827-0977 for review and possible referral to the Medical Review Board. There will be rare occasions when the Medical Review Board’s evaluation concludes that the customer should not be licensed. In those cases, the customer will be notified by the Driver Services Bureau and his or her license will be canceled, subject to a hearing if so requested by the driver.

  1. Verify customer’s personal information on Vision Report
     All information must be legible.
     Applicant's name must be his or her legal name (matches name on drivers license).
     Correct mailing address

  2. Verify ophthalmologist/optometrist information on Vision Report
     Name of ophthalmologist or optometrist
     Complete address and phone number provided
     Date of Visit
     Signature of ophthalmologist/optometrist

    If any of the above information is missing, return the Vision Report to the customer for completion.
    DO NOT PROCESS DRIVER’S LICENSE.