Author
Abstract
<p>This retrospective cohort study investigated whether unilateral vision impairment (UVI) or amblyopia are associated with driver licensing and crash risk among adolescents. Electronic health records for New Jersey residents who were patients with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's healthcare network were linked to statewide driver licensing and crash data. We compared young adults with a diagnosis of UVI and/or amblyopia to peers without such a diagnosis. Young adults with UVI or amblyopia were less likely to acquire a driver's license than those without these conditions. However, among licensed drivers, the risk of a police-reported crash was similar in all three groups.</p>
Year of Publication
2019
Journal
J AAPOS
Date Published
02/2019
Type of Article
journal
ISSN Number
1528-3933
DOI
10.1016/j.jaapos.2019.01.009
Alternate Journal
J AAPOS
PMID
30769086