Assessing Vision for Bioptic Driving
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce
Safe driving involves more than just a patient's visual acuity or visual field. One must have the ability to constantly scan and perceive information in the rapidly changing driving environment. The driver must have the ability to constantly attend to the information and the cognitive skills to quickly process the information. The driver must also have the motor skills to react to these changes.
Evaluation of the potential bioptic driver begins with a complete eye examination including eye health and low vision testing. Some of the tests below may be particularly important in the evaluation of a potential bioptic driver.
Click on the links to learn more about each area of testing.
- Medical, Medication and Driving History
- Visual Acuity and Low Vision Refraction
- Eye Health Evaluation
- Telescopic Examination
- Ocular Motility & Binocular Vision Assessment
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Glare Evaluation
- Visual Fields
- UFOV: Useful Field of Vision
The Low Vision Centers of Indiana
Richard L. Windsor O.D., F.A.A.O., D.P.N.A.P.
Craig Allen Ford O.D., F.A.A.O.
Laura Kathleen Windsor. O.D., F.A.A.O.