Bioptic Driving – Keys to Success

September 08, 2021

Hershey, PA

Register Now

September 8
7-8 p.m.

As many of you know, the surrounding states of New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, and Ohio all allow specific visually-impaired individuals the ability to qualify for a restricted driver license while using a bioptic telescope. Governor Wolf signed Act 131 into law on November 25, 2020, which will allow PennDOT to issue a license with a new driving category for driving with a bioptic. The criteria for obtaining this license is a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 through the carrier lens, binocular visual fields through the carrier lenses of 120°, and color vision necessary to be able to determine traffic light colors, pavement markings, road signs, etc.

This course, presented by Dr. Laura Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O., is an introduction to all aspects of bioptic driving. It will introduce the history and laws that have made bioptic driving possible, and will discuss who is a good candidate for bioptic driving and how the common conditions can affect their driving. It will look at the best systems for bioptic driving and how to fit them properly. Also, it will show how to train a patient so they can be successful bioptic drivers. Even if you don't plan on prescribing, this course is a great introduction into bioptic driving and is worth one continuing education credit for license renewal in PA. 


Name: Ilene Sauertieg
Phone: 7172336455