Alaska Bioptic Law

Bioptics are permitted, but the rules are unclear.  

  • Visual Acuity: Minimum of 20/40 in one eye gets an unrestricted license.
  • Same with glasses restricted to wearing glasses (contacts).  
  • Best visual acuity of 20/40 to 20/100 in one eye (with or without glasses) needs a report from an eye specialist.  
  • Request for license then determined by discretion. Less than 20/100 best corrected: no license.

A person wearing telescopic or compound lenses whose field of vision is less than 60 percent will not be issued a Class D license unless the person is able to meet the requirements for visual acuity without the aid of the lenses.

Date Reviewed July 2009