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My contact prescription is -12.5 can that be considered legally blind?

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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not per se

Legally bind refers to those whose best corrected vision in their better eye is 20/200 or worse.
It does not matter how strong the correction is.

In brief: Not per se

Legally bind refers to those whose best corrected vision in their better eye is 20/200 or worse.
It does not matter how strong the correction is.
Dr. William Constad
Dr. William Constad
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In most jurisdictions, the vision for legal blindness is 20/200 (or worse) in the best eye with the best available correction.
This means that only the vision with glasses is applicable. In other words, it does not matter what you see without glasses.

In brief: No

In most jurisdictions, the vision for legal blindness is 20/200 (or worse) in the best eye with the best available correction.
This means that only the vision with glasses is applicable. In other words, it does not matter what you see without glasses.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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