PREPARING THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED PERSON FOR MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION

A BIOPTIC TELESCOPIC LENS SYSTEM WHICH CAN ENABLE A VISUALLY HANDICAPPED PERSON TO SATISFY THE VISUAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION IS DESCRIBED. THE SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF TWO PARTS: THE USUAL LENS CORRECTION AND A COMPACT TELESCOPIC PRESCRIPTION UNIT INCORPORATING CORRECTION FOR THE REFRACTIVE ERROR OF THE SUBJECT. ALIGNMENT OF THE TELESCOPIC PORTION AND THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN GETTING ACCUSTOMED TO SUCH A DEVICE ARE DISCUSSED. OF THIRTY-TWO PERSONS WHO WERE FITTED WITH TELESCOPIC LENSES, TWENTY HAVE PASSED THE VISUAL REQUIREMENTS AND A ROAD COMPETENCY TEST AND WERE ISSUED LICENSES IN MASSACHUSETTS. SIX HAVE BEEN LICENSED IN OTHER STATES OR CANADA. AT THE WRITING OF THIS PAPER, ALL 26 HAD UMBLEMISHED SAFETY RECORDS. RECOMMENDED CRITERIA FOR LICENSURE OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED ARE PROVIDED. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 47, No 8, PP 619-628, 28 REFS
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Academy of Optometry

    6110 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  29852
  • Authors:
    • Korb, D R
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Accession Number: 00221464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1971 12:00AM