5 doctors weighed in:
Does being blind qualify you for disability?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work.
Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, state and federal criteria and the potential demands on our job. They do have the right to see if you are trainable in another job.

In brief: Depends
Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work.
Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, state and federal criteria and the potential demands on our job. They do have the right to see if you are trainable in another job.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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Dr. Neal Sher
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
There are strict definitions of visual disability depending on the governmental agency ie.
Social security etc. Visual loss measurement is complicated and depends upon more than poor acuity in reading the eye chart. If you think you are disabled due to visual problems, call you state or local agency that helps low vision individuals. They could provide resources.

In brief: Sometimes
There are strict definitions of visual disability depending on the governmental agency ie.
Social security etc. Visual loss measurement is complicated and depends upon more than poor acuity in reading the eye chart. If you think you are disabled due to visual problems, call you state or local agency that helps low vision individuals. They could provide resources.
Dr. Neal Sher
Dr. Neal Sher
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sometimes
The generally accepted definition of "legally blind" is usually 20/200 or less in the better seeing eye or less than 10 degrees of vision.
This qualifies for the income tax deduction and may qualify you for disability. Best to check with your carrier.

In brief: Sometimes
The generally accepted definition of "legally blind" is usually 20/200 or less in the better seeing eye or less than 10 degrees of vision.
This qualifies for the income tax deduction and may qualify you for disability. Best to check with your carrier.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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