|Driver licensing agency
|Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles
3300 B Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
Color vision requirement
|Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blindother with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
20/100 needs report from eye specialist. License request determined by discretion.
Only under certain conditions (specifically recommended by physician) with regards to lighting conditions and number of miles to and from specific locations. Physicians must submit a letter stating “with the bioptic telescopes this patient can safely operate a motor vehicle without endangering the public under the following conditions: _____________”
Age-based renewal procedures
|Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
No renewal by mail for drivers aged 69+.
Mail-in every other cycle
Yes, at in-person renewal
|None. However, a licensee should self-report medical conditions that cause loss of consciousness to the DMV.
All medical information submitted to the DMV is reviewed by Department of Public Safety personnel.
Law enforcement officers, other DMVs, and family members may submit information.
|Role of the MAB
||Alaska does not retain a medical advisory board.|