Are you concerned about losing your independence or your ability to drive safely? Do you have a loved one that you are worried might not be safe on the road?
Our driving program is designed to assess for road readiness, identify risks and train qualifying individuals in preparation for returning to driving. Not everyone is a good candidate for the driving program. The standards set by the State for visual acuity and visual field have to be met in order to drive on the road.
Individuals with mild to moderate central vision loss that are not able to drive due to their vision loss, may be candidates for driving with a bioptic telescope. These are miniature telescopes mounted above the line of sight and allow the individual to spot street signs and road signals that are otherwise difficult to see. The power of the telescopes range from 1.7x to 5.5x. Several models of bioptic telescopes are available as monocular or binoculars for use while driving and your doctor will determine that at the time of evaluation. Driving with a bioptic telescope requires patience and plenty of practice.
Models: Beecher, BITA, Designs for Vision, Ocutech Sightscope