Can You Drive If You Are Blind in One Eye?

Can You Drive If You Are Blind in One Eye?

Can You Drive If You Are Blind in One Eye?

According to the American Medical Association, a person who is blind in one eye may be granted a driver's license if he or she meets the state's restrictions regarding visual acuity and horizontal visual field. Most states require licensed drivers to have corrected visual acuity of 20/40 in one eye,

As PreventBlindness.org points out, some states have slightly more lenient requirements for one-eyed drivers. Many states grant driver's licenses to people with corrected visual acuity of 20/60 in their better eye but restrict those drivers to daytime driving. In addition, as of 2010, 34 states impose a binocular horizontal visual field requirement, requiring a horizontal visual field ranging from 105 to 150 degrees. Several states also impose horizontal visual field requirements specific to drivers with only one eye.