Helpful Information for Patients
Vision Requirements for Driving Safety
- Vision must be correctable to 20/40 or better in one or both eyes for an unrestricted driver's license
- Individuals with vision that is correctable to 20/70 are restricted to roads with a speed limit no more than 45 mi/hr and no driving on interstate highways
- Individuals with vision correctable to 20/100 are restricted to daylight hours and roads with a speed limit no more than 45 mi/hr and no driving on interstate highways
- Visual field requirements: Drivers must be able to see 60 degrees in one eye or 30 degrees on each side of the central point of fixation. Persons with homonymous hemianopsia (cannot see out fo the left side of either eye or the right side of either eye) may not drive.
- Clinical Trials - www.clinicaltrials.gov
- Eye & Vision Information
- Non-Profit Organizations Providing Vision Services
- Resources for the Visually Impaired
- The Division Services for the Blind - www.ncdhhs.gov/dsb - A division of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. DSB is a valuable resource for visually impaired residents of North Carolina and their caregivers. They provide education on topics including low vision adaptive aids. In addition, DSB can assist in obtaining vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills and services, as well as information on local support groups, library services, tax deductions, Braille transcription, obtaining a handicapped placard and a free NC fishing license.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - www.loc.gov./nls
- Triangle Reading Service - www.trianglereadingservice.org
- Vision Aware - www.visionaware.org - Self help for vision loss
- Blinded Veterans Association - www.bva.org
- University of North Carolina Dept. of Ophthalmology Low Vision Resource Brochure
- Bookshare - Bookshare is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Bookshare offers approximately 90,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools for readers with print disabilities.
- North Carolina Academic Centers
- Duke Eye Center
- UNC Department of Ophthalmology
- Wake Forest University Eye Center