New York Bioptic Laws

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

  • Visual Acuity: minimum best corrected 20/40 in one eye with or without glasses;
  • 20/40 to 20/70 best corrected in one eye requires minimum of 140 degree horizontal visual field.
  • 20/80 to 20/100 best corrected in one eye requires minimum of 140 degree horizontal visual field plus 20/40 through a bioptic system.
  • Training in the use of the bioptic is mandatory.

Last Reviewed July 2009