Bioptic telescopic eyeglasses have tiny telescopes attached the lenses, enabling visually impaired drivers to see objects farther into the distance. The effect is similar to that achieved with binoculars. This ability to see farther away allows drivers to make more timely driving decisions.
A common issue for visually impaired individuals is that they must wait until they are very close to road signs and signals to be able to see them, at which point it is too late to make the necessary driving adjustments, according to Ocutech. Bioptic telescope glasses offer a solution to this problem. Drivers spend most of the time looking through their regular eyeglass lenses and only shift their eyes to look through the telescopes when necessary.