Recently, a really nice guy came into my office with his wife for a LASIK consultation. His vision without glasses or contact lenses was 20/80. To pass the vision test at the California DMV, you have to have 20/40 vision or better, so his vision was twice as bad as the DMV requires, and four times worse than a perfect 20/20.
His wife told me he has been driving without contacts or glasses and she is scared to be in a car with him behind the wheel. With vision is twice as bad as the state minimum to drive and four times worse than perfect 20/20 vision, we were all very glad he came in for his LASIK San Diego consultation at La Jolla LASIK Institute that day. BTW, I got the patient’s permission to tell this story. In fact, he and his wife urged me to tell it to help get other blurry-eyed drivers in here to get their LASIK and start driving safely again!
Even though the DMV tests people’s vision, many people are on the road, driving their cars and trucks without any correction whatsoever. Some of them squinted to pass the drivers’ test, some of them memorized the chart, and as for the rest of them, I have no idea how they passed the vision portion of the drivers’ test.
So get LASIK and save a life, maybe yours!