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Low Vision Restricted Driver’s Licenses

If you do not meet the vision standards for a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania driver's license, you may qualify for a restricted (low vision) license. A restricted license allows you, as the driver, to drive during daylight hours on Pennsylvania roadways other than freeways.
  • Have a visual acuity of less than 20/70 combined vision, but at least 20/100 combined vision with best correction 
  • 120 degrees field vision in the horizontal meridian 
  • Qualify with a recommendation from an optometrist or physician.
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Riverfront Office Center 
1101 South Front Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Telephone: 1-800-932-4600 (Toll free)
Long-Term Living Helpline: 1-866-286-3636