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Individuals often tend to install window film to improve the overall appearance of their cars, trucks and SUVs, with many of them opting for the darkest possible varieties. Some limitations have been put in place with regards to permitted levels of darkness to ensure that state troopers and other members of law enforcement can still see the inside of your vehicle with ease though. However, exceptions can sometimes be made regarding anyone who requires darker film while driving for medical reasons.


A Genuine Medical Condition Must Exist

Before a doctor will be allowed to issue a prescription for darker than average vehicle window tinting, he or she will have to prove that the patient suffers from a genuine medical condition that requires them to limit their exposure to sunshine. The patient will also have to obtain a physically written prescription that must be kept with them in the vehicle whenever driving, as this will enable them to present it at any time it is requested.

State regulations will also mandate that these prescriptions have an expiry date of no longer than two years after the initial date of issue. If the patient suffers from a lasting medical condition, the prescription for the darker window film will need to be renewed every two years. 


Each State has Different Regulations

Owing to the fact that the regulations surrounding the darkness of window film that may be installed on vehicles differ in each state, it’s essential for the patient to ensure that they obtain the correct documentation from their doctor when applying for their prescription. Only individuals who suffer from pre-diagnosed health conditions that require minimal sun exposure will be allowed to apply to have darker than average window tinting products installed on their vehicles. 

In cases where an affected individual relocates from one state to another, it will be their responsibility to ensure that the tint on their vehicle still falls under the recommended guidelines. 


Prescriptions are Seldom Issued

Prescriptions enabling individuals to have darker than average window tinting on their vehicles may not be issued without just cause – there must be a genuine medical need for the driver or a passenger who travels in the vehicle on a regular basis. As a result, medical professionals very seldom issue any of these prescriptions. Individuals cannot simply request a prescription because they want to install window tinting that is darker than that which is permitted by state laws and regulations. 

Individuals who genuinely need to limit their levels of sun exposure while driving or traveling as a passenger in a vehicle must also ensure that the window film being installed can provide them with the UV protection they need – not all vehicle tinting products are created equal in this regard. 

Anyone who suffers from medical conditions that require levels of sun exposure to be limited while driving can contact our team today to find out more about the appropriate window tinting products that can be installed on their vehicles.

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