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What constitutes legal blindness in adult?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 20/200
Legal blindness varies with the jurisdiction but the two most common discriminators are a best corrected acuity of 20/200 in the best eye and/or a visual field with less than 10 degrees of extent in all directions in the better eye.
Some also consider permanent doubling of vision in all directions of gaze to be legal blindness.

In brief: 20/200
Legal blindness varies with the jurisdiction but the two most common discriminators are a best corrected acuity of 20/200 in the best eye and/or a visual field with less than 10 degrees of extent in all directions in the better eye.
Some also consider permanent doubling of vision in all directions of gaze to be legal blindness.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 20/200 corrected
For most purposes, a person is considered "legally blind' if the best they are able to see with all corrective assistance (glasses, etc.
) is 20/200, which means that for them, looking at something 20 feet away is like someone with normal vision looking at something 200 feet away. However, there are many types of vision problems, and legal rules are also stricter for driving and other activities.

In brief: 20/200 corrected
For most purposes, a person is considered "legally blind' if the best they are able to see with all corrective assistance (glasses, etc.
) is 20/200, which means that for them, looking at something 20 feet away is like someone with normal vision looking at something 200 feet away. However, there are many types of vision problems, and legal rules are also stricter for driving and other activities.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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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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