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DRIVER LICENSE/STATE ID CARD


Medical/Vision Conditions

By law, you must file a Medical Report Form, completed by your physician, if:

Each time you renew your driver's license you must resubmit a Medical Report Form. By law, you must notify the Secretary of State's office within 10 days of becoming aware of any of these conditions. Failure to do so may lead to the cancellation of your driver's license and driving privileges. If the particular medical condition no longer exists, you must submit a final Medical Report Form completed by your physician indicating the condition no longer exists, in order to be removed from the follow-up program with this office.

Please send notification in writing to:
Secretary of State
Medical Review Unit
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62723

In order to protect the rights of all persons, the Secretary of State's office is only authorized to investigate potential medical conditions when reported by a licensed physician, member of law enforcement or member of the judicial system. If you know someone you feel could jeopardize traffic safety as the result of a medical condition, contact the individual's doctor or a police officer and request that the Secretary of State's office investigate.

You may submit a Vision Specialist Report completed by a licensed optometrist, ophthalmologist or physician, instead of an in-person vision screening at a Driver Services facility. Visual reading requirements are as follows:

Driver's licenses may be awarded to some telescopic lens wearers for daylight driving meeting the following requirements. If you are a first-time telescopic lens wearer and have not taken the initial road exam, the Secretary of State's office will contact you to schedule a road exam after the office receives your Vision Specialist Report. All telescopic lens wearers must submit a Vision Specialist Report annually. If you have submitted a form in the past, the Secretary of State's office will mail you a Vision Specialist Report in advance. Telescopic lens wearer visual requirements are as follows:

Telescopic lens wearers applying for nighttime driving privileges must submit a Vision Specialist Report in addition to a written request with your name, address, date of birth and driver's license number. You also must meet the following requirements:

Please send your request to:
Secretary of State
Medical Review Unit
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62723

If approved, you will be contacted by the Secretary of State's office to schedule the nighttime drive exam. For more information, please call 217-782-7246.