Alaska


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles
3300 B Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
www.state.ak.us/dmv
907 269-5551
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

















Visual fields
Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum


Are bioptic telescopes allowed?











Minimum field requirement
None
Available
20/40
20/40
20/40
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: _____________”
None
Licensing Renewal Procedures
Standard




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+.
5 years
Mail-in every other cycle
Yes, at in-person renewal
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up

Other reporting
Anonymity
None. However, a licensee should self-report medical conditions that cause loss of consciousness to the DMV.
None
N/A
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.
N/A
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB
Alaska does not retain a medical advisory board.


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