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What is legal blindness?

What is legal blindness?

Depends: Legal blindness has several definitions with some variation depending upon the state and the agency in question. Generally a corrected vision of 20/200 or less is legal blindness such as for income tax purposes. Generally a field of vision of less than 10 degrees is legal blindness. All these definitions are bilateral - a blind eye next to a normal eye is not legal blindness. ...Read more

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Legal Blindness (Definition)

Legal blindness (20/200 in the us, 6/60 per the who) is defined as a) 20/200 or less visual acuity in the better-seeing eye with best correction, b) a visual field of 10 degrees diameter or less in its greatest meridian, or c) a combination of visual acuity and visual field loss equivalent to a or b. Anyone who says "you are legally blind without your glasses" is coercing you ...Read more


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What diopter is legally blind?

What diopter is legally blind?

See below. : A person is considered to be legally blind if he or she has a best corrected vision of 20/200 in their best seeing eye. If an individual has a visual field of 20 degrees or (tunnel vision) they may also be considered legally blind. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: legal blindness?

What is the definition or description of: legal blindness?

Even with glasses: Legal blindness (20/200 in the us, 6/60 per the who) is defined as a) 20/200 or less visual acuity in the better-seeing eye with best correction, b) a visual field of 10 degrees diameter or less in its greatest meridian, or c) a combination of visual acuity and visual field loss equivalent to a or b. Anyone who says "you are legally blind without your glasses" is coercing you to have lasik surgery. ...Read more

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What prescription is considered legally blind?

What prescription is considered legally blind?

No such thing: The determination of being consider legally blind is made after you have the best prescription or visual aide. Not based on the prescription its self. ...Read more

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Is there any upsides to legal blindness?

A few: If you are legally blind you will develop your other senses better. You will make different and sometimes interesting friends and most will appreciate your personality and wit. You will save money on eyeglasses and contact lenses. You will be eligible for tax discounts, public accomodations, and assistance for the handicapped. ...Read more

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What is color blindness?

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What is color blindness?

Color blindness: Color blindness is a congenital or acquired condition whereby a person cannot see certain colors well because the parts of the eye that receive those wavelengths of light do not function well. For example, some people are born with red=green color blindness. They cannot see the color red or green well. Those colors would look gray or "washed out". Special tests can determine color blindness. ...Read more

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What is classified as "legally blind"?

What is classified as "legally blind"?

20/400: This is a legal standard that means that the best eye can not be made better to see then 20/400 with best correction. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for night blindness?

What is the medical term for night blindness?

Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment. ...Read more

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What is a vessel legal definition

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What is a vessel legal definition

Legal definition !: Agree with Dr Whipple's very informative simple explanation of types of blood vessels, however you asked for a legal definition, we can't guess what you really mean, so kindly repost your question with more details, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the legality of euthansia?

2 states: It is currently legal in oregon & washington state. You must have a terminal illness. ...Read more

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What is "night blindness"?

What is "night blindness"?

Not uncommon: Most elderly folks gradually lose their retinal rods, and slowly and steadily have trouble seeing at night, but a disorder called retinitis pigments could also cause "nyctalopia" (night blindness). There really is minimal help that can enhance decreased nitetime vision, although some patients swear that dietary intake of dark green leafy vegetables helps. ...Read more

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What is considered legally blind in the state of connecticut?

What is considered legally blind in the state of connecticut?

20/200 or worse: In general, the definition of legal blindness is vision which cannot be corrected better than 20/200 in either eye. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vision impairment and blindness?

What is the definition or description of: Vision impairment and blindness?

Lowered vision: Vision impairment is the condition in which the corrected vision does not equal normal. Blindness is a legal definition and may include 20/200 which is the limit for legal blindness in most States but there are various levels of blindness down to absolute blindness in which no light can be seen at all. ...Read more

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What exactly is night blindness?

Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for color blindness?

What is the treatment for color blindness?

None: Most color deficiency is inherited and suggested means such as a red contact lens over one eye merely shift the axis of color confusion to another pattern. Color blindness can be acquired in severe retinal disease like advanced diabetes and also optic nerve disease. Improvement is possible here if the underlying disease can be treated. ...Read more

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What is strabismus?

What is strabismus?

Crossed eyes: Strabismus is when the eyes do not move together to look at the same thing. It can be there all the time, or it can be intermittant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between legally blind and blind?

What is the difference between legally blind and blind?

Blindness defined: Legal blindness is vision less than 20/100-200 in the best seeing eye. Being blind means that there is no useful vision in either eye or the eyes have no light perception. ...Read more

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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more