The purpose of this blog is to chronicle my experiences as a legally blind bioptic driver with albinism. I discuss my experiences in working to get my permit, license, and car. I will share the struggles that I had to cope with during the process. I will also feature my favorite road trips and destinations along with directions on how you can get there as well.

Products and Places

Neither I nor the people who help me run this blog are sponsored or otherwise obligated to feature, discuss, advertise, or support any of the products we may feature in any of our posts. In other words, if we genuinely like a place or product, we’ll talk about it. If we don’t, we’ll either talk about why we don’t or we just won’t entertain it.

Laws In Your Jurisdiction

The laws in your part of the world for bioptic driving may differ by state, province, or country. This blog touches on the laws in the cities, counties, and towns of New York State, as laid out by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles concerning bioptic driving. The eye examinations required for bioptic driving may also vary by location.

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These blog entries and the surrounding content you see on the website are strictly based on my own experiences. I do not profess to be an expert in anything that I am going to be writing about. Moreover, I am not, nor have I ever been a Certified Driver Training Instructor or a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. None of the advice or tips I may give shall supersede the advice of – nor should it ever serve as a substitute for – actual lessons and advice from a Certified Driver Training Instructor or a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

Before you take any action, I strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the laws in your state, province, or country as well as with the administrative body that codifies those laws. These laws may seem restrictive, but they are for the safety of everyone on the road, including you.

Most of all, remember this: Driving is not a right; it is a privilege. As a driver, you are subject to the laws, rules, and regulations that all drivers are for your state, as well as any restrictions that the administrative body for motor vehicles deems appropriate to put on your license to keep you safe.