Ohio Bioptic Laws

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

  • Visual Acuity: Unrestricted license requires 20/40 or better in at least one eye, better than 20/200 in each eye individually.
  • Daytime only: 20/70 or better in at least one eye, better than 20/200 in each eye individually. If less than 20/200 in one eye: 20/30 or better in fellow eye for unrestricted. 20/60 or better in fellow eye for restricted.
  • Visual Field: No mention in the regulations.
  • Bioptic telescopes are permitted to meet visual acuity standards, and many restrictions apply. First year restricted to daytime only. Applicant must complete a driver’s education course using the bioptics before a license is granted. Night driving can be considered.

Last Reviewed July 2009