In some states, persons with significantly reduced visual acuity are being licensed to drive while wearing Telescopic Spectacle Lenses (TSL). In order to evaluate possible visual field limitations present with these devices, the peripheral visual fields of a group of normally sighted subjects were measured while they wore TSL. Severely restricted central fields and sizeable ring scotomas were present with all units tested. These results indicate that driving with TSL should be discouraged. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Academy of Optometry

    6110 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  29852
  • Authors:
    • Keller, J T
    • Eskridge, J B
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00148967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: MH08061
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM