Washington D.C. Bioptic Laws

Bioptics are not permitted.

  • Visual Acuity: 20/40 in the better eye, with or without corrective lenses.  
  • 20/70 in the better eye requires 140 degree visual field for restricted license. A license can be issued upon the recommendation of an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
  • Visual Field: Minimum of 130 degrees in the horizontal meridian.
  • Between 110 & 130 degrees, with adequate visual acuity may be approved.

Last Reviewed July 2009