|Driver licensing agency
|Ohio Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 16520
Columbus, OH 43216-6520
Color vision requirement
Type of road test
|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
Visual field testing device
There is a requirement (not specified).
There are various restrictions, including daytime driving only for persons with vision in both eyes who have a visual acuity between 20/50 and 20/70; daytime driving only for persons with vision in one eye only who have a visual acuity between 20/40 and 20/60; right or left outside mirror required for persons who are blind in one eye but have 70˚ temporal and 45˚ nasal peripheral vision in the other eye. Persons with certain medical or physical conditions may be required to furnish periodic medical statements or take periodic driver’s license examinations.
20/70 in better eye with
Yes, if client has 20/70 acuity through telescope and 20/200 acuity through carrier lens.
Each eye must have 70˚ temporal reading.
Keystone Vision II
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?
In-person. Clients may renew by mail only if they are out of state.
|Ohio will accept and act on information submitted by a physician regarding an unsafe driver. The physician must agree to be a source of information and allow the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to divulge this information to the driver.
A letter is sent requiring the driver to submit a medical statement and/or take a driver’s license examination. The driver is given 30 days to comply.
Will accept information from courts, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, family, and friends.
Not anonymous or confidential.
|Role of the MAB||Ohio does not have a medical advisory board. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles contacts a medical consultant for assistance with difficult cases or for policy-making assistance.|