Illinois Bioptic Laws

Bioptic are permitted for driving and to pass the licensure test.

  • Visual Acuity: 20/40 in the better eye, with or without corrective lenses.
  • 20/70 in the better eye: restricted license (daylight only).
  • 20/100 in the better eye, 20/40 through bioptic telescope.
  • Certain limitations are placed on type and power of telescopes.
  • Visual Field: Field of vision must be 140 degrees for a person with two eyes. For monocular, 70 degrees temporally & 35 degrees nasally.

Last Reviewed July 2009