Driving with Confidence: A Practical Guide to Driving with Low Vision

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World Scientific, 2002 - Transportation - 192 pages
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Millions of people, in the US and other parts of the world, face the grim prospect of losing their driving privileges, their mobility, and to a great extent their freedom, due to a deterioration in their eyesight or a disabling eye disease.Driving with Confidence is an empowering tool. Its message is simple: In many cases, people with low vision can and do receive, retain and safely exercise their driving privileges.The book presents a clear, no-nonsense discussion on the realities of low vision conditions, together with a practical program designed to help low vision individuals maximize their chances of retaining and/or extending their driving privileges. It also provides a detailed description of driving vision regulations in every state in the US.Site of interest: www.BiopticDriving.org which is a non profit group concerned with advocating the use of bioptics for driving.
 

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Contents

Dealing With the Threat of Losing Your Driving
2
THE MEDICAL SIDE OF LOW VISION
33
THINKING ABOUT DRIVING
47
LEARNING TO DRIVE
64
ON THE ROAD DRIVING WITH
69
IF ALL ELSE FAILS HOW TO
75
FEDERAL LEGISLATION
82
The Americans With Disabilities Act ADA of 1990
84
TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW
92
LOW VISION DRIVING AIDS
100
Combined Contact LensSpectacle Telescopic
109
STATE VISION REQUIREMENTS
122
BIBLIOGRAPHY
182
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