Current Perspectives of Bioptic Driving in Low Vision

Robert Chun, Maria Cucuras, Walter M. Jay

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Abstract

In this review, the authors discuss the current perspectives of spectacle-mounted telescopes (bioptics) used for driving among patients with vision impairments. The history, design, driving laws surrounding bioptic use, and developing programs in The Netherlands and Canada are discussed. Patients who have certain visual requirements and stable disease status may be eligible candidates to consider using a bioptic aid for driving. Given the high prevalence of depression among visually impaired patients, low vision specialists can work with neuro-ophthalmologists to maximise the independence and visual function of patients who have permanent vision impairments but capable of maintaining driving privileges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bioptic driving
  • low vision
  • telescopic aid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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