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We are a registered non-profit organization founded in 2001 to serve the needs and interests of those with stable low vision  who may be able to drive with a miniaturized telescope mounted in the [usually] upper half of a pair of spectacles, a so-called BiOptic Telescope System [BTS].  Such people may include those with albinism, nystagmus, cataracts, and corneal diseases, as well as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions that affect the central macular area.  We are particularly active in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and other EU nations.


Our mission includes the following:

  • Fostering communication among all concerned with BTS / low vision, and those interested in BiOptic driving.

  • Encouraging critical / frank discussion, and review of research / experience in both formal and informal settings.

  • Challenging ineligibility to drive that is based on weak or absence of optometric science; including legally if necessary. See AAO & AOA polices above.

  • Increasing the attention paid to, and acceptability of, BiOptic driving within the vision research community.

We seek to provide technical and experiential information about driving with a BTS, but not personal medical advice. We also seek to provide help by exchange of information and ideas, guidance and counseling. 


We not only seek to serve those affected by non-existent, or outdated laws/policies concerning driving licensure, but also to provide useful information to persons with a professional or personal interest. These include ophthalmologists, optometrists, educators, researchers, and other relevant private and public institutional personnel.


Please help us by joining us on facebook.  As of January 2012 BDN no longer accepts paying members due to regional circumstances in some parts of the world.  Donations are extremely gratefully received.  

 BiOptic Driving Network is supported by Vidahost


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Disclaimer statement: BiOptic Driving Network does not sell, endorse, or offer opinions on products, manufacturers, or professionals whose services/products may be secured following posting on this website.  Products and individuals pictures on this site have been specifically authorized by the relevant manufacturer or individual.  We are a registered not for profit organization, and provide information to help make informed choices.  We do not give individuals optometric or ophthalmologic advice, but may refer one to an eminent expert.  A BiOptic Telescopic System does not itself make someone a safe driver; specialized training is prerequisite.