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Limited Vision Condition Program

People with a limited vision condition who use a bioptic telescopic lens may be eligible for restricted driving privileges in Oregon.

Note: More information is available in a fact sheet.

To be eligible for Oregon driving privileges your vision must meet the following criteria:

  • Visual acuity in the better eye with best lens correction no better than 20/80 and no worse than 20/200;
  • No ocular diagnosis or prognosis that may result in deterioration of your corrected vision below 20/200;
  • A visual field of at least 120 degrees horizontally and 80 degrees vertically; and
  • Would be helped by using a bioptic telescopic lens when driving.
Note: the bioptic lens must be mounted on the carrier lens by the vision specialist who certifies your vision meets eligibility.
  • Complete the rehabilitation program;
  • Study the Oregon Driver Manual;
  • Fill out the application;
  • Take it to a DMV office;
  • Show proof of your physical address and identity;
  • Submit your Certificate of Competency from your rehabilitation specialist;
  • Call to schedule a drive test: 503-945-5523;
  • Pass the drive test;
  • Pay the $60.00 fee; and
  • Get your picture taken.

Your driver license with limited vision will have the following restrictions:

  • Driving during daylight hours only; and
  • Driving only when using a bioptic telescopic lens.

The daylight only restriction will be removed when you submit:

  • A report from a vision specialist stating that your vision allows you to drive at night; and
  • A certificate showing that you have successfully completed nighttime training.
  • Every two years, you must provide a new certification from a licensed vision specialist.
  • A driver under 18 years of age must meet all the requirements of a provisional license:
    • Have an instruction permit (this differs from a special limited condition learner's permit) for a minimum of six months;
    • Complete a Driver's Education Course (not the specialized training required by this program); and:
      • Have 50 hours of supervised driving; or
      • Have 100 hours of supervised driving prior to being issued a provisional license.
  • You must turn in any driver license or permit from another state or country if you have one.
  • You must turn in any driver license or ID card you have from Oregon.
  • You cannot be suspended, cancelled, or revoked in Oregon or any other state.
  • ​You will get an interim card to use as proof of driving privileges.
  • The Post Office will only deliver your license to the address printed on the envelope. Be sure you give DMV the address where you get your mail.
  • Photo Rules - These items are not allowed in a photo:
    • Eyeglasses;
    • Sunglasses;
    • Hat or head covering (other than religious);
    • Contacts that change the appearance of the iris;
    • Face paint;
    • Stickers or bandages; or
    • Anything that covers your face or changes your appearance.

Call the Driver Safety Unit at 503-945-5083 for more information.

Portland

Jeff T. Lango
Alpine Rehab and Wellness
5933 NE Win Sivers Dr.
Portland, OR 97220
503-249-3220
alpinerehab@gmail.com

Roseburg

Sheila M. Morrison
Umpqua Community College
2555 Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-440-7691

Judy Ode
Umpqua Community College
2555 Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-440-7691
Judy.Ode@umpqua.edu 

Sharon Rothacker
Umpqua Community College
2555 Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-440-7691

Note: Contact each program to inquire about the costs and availability of the training.

 

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