NC lawmakers OK bioptic lenses to earn license
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The General Assembly has created a way for North Carolina residents with significant impaired eyesight to pass a driver’s license test.
The legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that lays out how a person using what’s called bioptic telescopic lenses can qualify for a license for mostly daytime driving. The measure now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk.
The person wears what looks like standard eye glasses that have a small telescopic lens attached that magnifies distant objects. The magnifying lens allows the driver to read road or street signs from afar.
The legislation allows a person to get a license by meeting minimum vision requirements, receiving an eye doctor’s report, passing a road test, and completing other training required by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
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