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What is legal blindness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Radiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Holzman
Dr. Ronald Holzman
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