If you have 20-20 vision in one eye and 20-220 in the other are you considered legally blind?
My eyes are 20/400 & 20-500 but together I see 20-60 and I am not considered legally blind. I know that not only in WV but when you file your income tax in the U.S.A., you can be "tax deductable" if legally blind, but this is only if your visionis like 20-200 with corrected lenses. Same goes with a drivers license in the states. Hope that helps give ya a better idea. ~ Catron5 ~ So the is 22.
There are many different 'kinds' of blindness. To be considered blind you have no perception of light. So it is basically dark for you all the time. To be considered legally blind you have less than 10 degree visual field or have a very low vision acuity. People who have light and shadow perceptions are not considered completely blind but legally blind. No visually impaired persons vision is the same it is all different.
Legal blindness definitions vary but most commonly, if someone is registered legally blind they have visual acuity of 20/200 (6/60) or less in the better eye with best correction possible. Someone with average visual acuity may also be registered legally blind if ther visual field is less than 20 degress (around 180 degrees is normal) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- When one's eyesight is so bad that it cannot be corrected back to at least 20/40 vision, but can…
There is no one-answer-fits-all here. In some cases, you can be permitted to drive if legally blind; naturally, your vision must be examined by the local Department of Motor Vehicles and your individual case must be personally inspected. One who has vision in only one eye can possibly be permitted to acquire a driver's licence, while still being legally "blind". By saying "no, never, absolutely not", which is false, the previous answerer obviously failed to…
It depends what stage you are in. Early dry AMD patients sometimes have 20/20 vision. However, late stage wet AMD sufferers, for instance, could certainly be deemed legally blind. Though AMD patients often sustain their peripheral vision, as the disease progresses, legal blindness due to AMD is a reality. Learn about the progression in the related link.
Different governments have different requirements for being "legally blind". In North America and most of Europe, a person must have 20/200 vision (the equivalent to 6/60) or worse in their better eye WITH the best correction possible. Also, a person who has normal vision but an impaired visual field can qualify as legally blind. The normal visual field is 180 degrees, and the person must have 20 degrees or less.