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what's it like to work if blind or significantly reduced vision?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Challenging i guess: Depends on the degree of blindness and the kind of work, no?

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What's it like to have significantly reduced vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not fun: This in part depends upon how rapidly the loss occurs and whether it affects both eyes. Rapid, bilateral loss is tragic and lifestyle altering in adults. Gradual loss allows for continuous adaptation which is much better tolerated. Children with significant visual less, especially from birth do surprisingly well. Try orienting yourself with your eyes closed.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Reduced vision?

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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Less than 20/20: Normal vision is defined as the average visual acuity that a person with "normal' vision can see at 20 feet. Thus if someone can't see those letters they have by definition reduced vision. Legal blindness is best corrected vision of 20/200 or worse. Meaning a person with normal vision can see at 200 feet away, letters that the person with 20/200 must be only 20 feet away to see.

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