In Washington state, anyone aware of a new vision or medical problem that impacts driving is required to have a vision/medical screening at a driver licensing office. A stroke may or may not impact your driving, especially if it is a minor stroke. If you are unsure, it is best to be checked.
Vision: Eyesight is checked and the Department of Licensing may require you go to an eye care specialist.
Medical: You will be asked if you had a loss of consciousness or control recently. They may require you go to a physician to get this examination report filled out: Physical Examination Report.
Options for Stroke Survivor Driver Evaluation
- Rehabilitation Services at Valley Medical Center have occupational therapists who run a Driver’s Evaluation program at Valley Medical Center’s main campus. Call 425.251.5165 for more information or to make an appointment.
- University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle has a Driving Rehabilitation Program which evaluates people with disabilities for safe driving. Learn more.
- Northwest Driver Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive clinical service designed to help drivers of all ages return to safe driving. This includes a clinical evaluation of the person’s visual, perceptual and physical abilities, as well as a behind-the-wheel assessment using adaptive equipment as needed. Learn more.