Driving Tips & Hints for Low Vision & Disabled Drivers
Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins
The Wilmer Institute is known throughout the world, not only for research, but for management of exceptionally complex and serious eye cases. We also provide compassionate and technically excellent care for patients with eye care needs at all levels.
For those with low vision needs a multidisciplinary team of doctors, social workers, and rehabilitation specialitsts works closely with the patient, family, and friends the referring doctor and services in the patients community to provide low vision evaluation, technology and care.
Robert W. Massof, Ph.D.
Joseph DeRose, O.D.
Typical conditions seen on this service: age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, Stargardt disease.
My seeing Dr. Park at Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins is what got me behind the wheel. [UPDATE: Dr. Park is now at West Virginia University: Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center]
Please understand that not every person with low vision is able to drive. This is a very serious matter that needs to be discussed with those close to you and your low vision doctor. Not only must you have vision good enough for doctors to correct, but you must also be willing to accept the challenge and go through what can be a long and arduous process that can last a year or more. This site is NOT a medical or an authoritative driving site nor affiliated with any and information contained in it does not override professional advice. Every person has different needs and capabilities so use this site merely as a stepping stone and discuss everything with your doctor, DMV official, auto mechanic... first! See the many topics below and feel free to add your driving comments and share your experience. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this site please pass it on to them.