Driving Assessment ClinicDo you have concerns about the driving ability of a family member, a friend, a patient, or yourself? The UAB Driving Assessment Clinic can conduct an in-depth evaluation of driving fitness. Participants may receive in-clinic and on-road assessments that evaluate visual, physical, and cognitive driving ability.
Assessments were developed from comprehensive research by UAB researchers that identified crash risk factors. Certified driving specialists conduct assessments, which are personalized to the unique needs of each participant. Cost starts at $230 for the in-clinic assessment. If patients pass the in-clinic portion they will participate in the on-road assessment, which is an additional $200 for a total cost of $430.
We welcome referrals from physicians, other health care providers, concerned family members, as well as self-referrals. As with all medical assessments, the results are confidential and are only provided to the patient or others designated in writing by the patient.
Bioptic Driving in Alabama
Bioptic Driving is operating a vehicle with the assistance of a specialized telescopic/bioptic eyewear device that allows some drivers with low vision to meet the minimum acuity standards for licensing. The State of Alabama allows bioptic driving under some circumstances.
Criteria for Bioptic Driving in Alabama:
- Visual condition must be stable
- 20/200 in each eye with the carrier lens, which is the regular lens in eyeglasses
- 20/60 with a bioptic telescopic lens where magnification on the telescope is no greater than 4X
- 110º of horizontal field of vision and 80º vertical field of vision