by Steiner Design for VisionRx

The eye exam (bottom left): Before renewing your license, the e-DMV checks your eyesight. The e-license: Pass the exam and the e-DMV dispenses your new driver’s license like a vending machine.

Renew your driver’s license, replace a lost or stolen license, or change your address without ever seeing a department of motor vehicles agent. If it sounds too good to be true, it is–but maybe not for long.

The e-DMV concept, designed by Steiner Design Associates for VisionRx, scans you retina to verify your identity, gives an eye exam, and takes your photo before dispensing a new license. Not only does this save time, but it also frees agents to catch the bad guys using fake Social Security numbers and birth certificates.

A scaled-down version that administers eye exams will be tested in New Mexico starting next month and could arrive at your DMV by late this year.