.02 Ophthalmological Evaluation.

A. In this regulation, "ophthalmological evaluation" means an examination by an ophthalmologist to detect abnormalities of a person's vision and includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Assessment of the cornea, lens, macula, and retina of the eye;

(2) Visual acuity; and

(3) Peripheral vision.

B. A contestant applying for a license or license renewal shall submit to the Commission an ophthalmological evaluation completed by an ophthalmologist licensed by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology, performed within 30 days before the date of filing the application.

C. The evaluation under §B shall include an official report of the indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp.

D. The findings from the evaluation under §§B and C of this regulation shall be reported to the Commission at least 5 business days before the date of the contest.

E. In order to participate in a contest, a contestant shall pass an ophthalmological evaluation and:

(1) Have visual acuity:

(a) Of at least 20/80 in both eyes, or

(b) Between 20/80 and 20/200, with special permission of the Commission; and

(2) Have 100 percent peripheral vision in both eyes.