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.
* Submitted January 8, 1976.
† Optometrist, O.D., Member of Faculty, Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
‡ Optometrist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty, Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
AUTHOR'S ADDRESS: Jeffrey T. Keller School of Optometry University of Alabama in Birmingham University Station Birmingham, Alabama 35233
© 1976 American Academy of Optometry