Oregon Bioptic Laws

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

  • Visual Acuity: 20/40 in the better eye, with or without corrective lenses. Licenses may be issued to persons with a “limited vision condition” subject to certain restrictions. Limited Vision Condition: means visual acuity in the better eye with best lens correction that is no better than 20/80 and no worse than 20/200.
  • Visual Field: 110 degrees in the horizontal meridian except as above for limited vision condition. Visual acuity in the better eye with best lens correction that is no better than 20/80 and no worse than 20/200;Has no ocular diagnosis or prognosis that may result in deterioration of the person’s corrected vision below a 20/200 level of visual acuity;Has a visual field of at least 120 degrees horizontally and 80 degrees vertically; andWould be aided by using a bioptic telescopic lens when operating a motor vehicle. 
  • A nighttime driving pilot program became effective January 1, 2008, and is scheduled until sunset June 30, 2011. The daylight only restriction will be removed when the person completes the following steps:
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      • 1. Is examined by a vision specialist who indicates on a report submitted to DMV that the person's vision does not prohibit the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle at night; and
      • 2. Provides a certificate from a rehabilitation training specialist stating that the person has successfully completed nighttime training and can safely operate a motor vehicle at night.

Last Reviewed July 2009