Minnesota Bioptic Laws 

Bioptics are permitted on a case by case basis.  

  • Visual Acuity: 20/40 in the better eye, with or without corrective lenses.  
  • 20/70 in the better eye with restrictions on speed. When VA is 20/80 or up to, but not including 20/100, applicant referred to driver evaluation unit. 20/100 in the better eye: applicant is denied a license.
  • Visual Field: Horizontal field of vision 105 degrees. Horizontal field of vision of less than 105 degrees: possible with restrictions.
  • Bioptic telescopes are not mentioned in the regulations, but appear to be allowed. However, if the applicant can meet the minimum requirements, the doctor must write “bioptic lenses” on the vision report form. A road test is required.

Last Reviewed July 2009