Drivers License Vision Requirements

Class 1

Professional (Any Vehicle)20/30 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/100Visual Field —150 continuous degrees horizontally and 20 degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 2

Professional (Bus)20/30 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/100Visual Field —150 continuous degrees horizontally and 20 degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 3

3-Axle Plus20/30 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/100Visual Field —150 continuous degrees horizontally and 20 degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 4

Professional (Taxi)20/40 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/200Visual Field —120 continuous degrees horizontally and 15degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 5

2-Axle (Cars, Light Trucks, Motor Homes or Mopeds)Standard License20/50 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/200Visual Field —120 continuous degrees horizontally and 15degrees above and below fixation vertically*Class 5 —Professional20/40 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/200Visual Field —120 continuous degrees horizontally and 15degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 6

Motorcycle & Moped20/50 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/200Visual Field —120 continuous degrees horizontally and 15degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Class 7

Learners (2-Axel, Motorcycle & Moped)20/50 both eyes open, worse eye not less than 20/200Visual Field —120 continuous degrees horizontally and 15degrees above and below fixation vertically*

Colour Deficiencies and Driving

While colour deficiencies have not been shown to affect driving abilities, all drivers must be able to demonstrate that they can tell the difference between street light colours. Double Vision and Driving *Visual Field Defects 

Central or Peripheral Scotomas

If this condition is detected further testing will be ordered by your optometrist and you will be referred to an ophthalmologist for an additional assessment. Hemianopsia and Quadranopsia —If your diagnosis is that of a complete homononymous hemianopsia you will not be permitted to hold an Alberta Drivers License. Partialhemianopsia orquadranopsia diagnosis’ are based on individual circumstances and you may still be eligible to hold a license. Further testing will be required.