Legally blind in the U.S. is 20/200. How many people do you think have 20/200? Is it common?
interesting you as this very soon that N. Y. has a new governor. what's up? This is probably of no help, but I enjoy, over the last three months, had two bionic lenses fitted, as I had cataract, and my vision was going down the tubes
So now it is 20/20 and I am most grateful to the Brit Health Service
I hold learnt the your figure of 20/200 allows you a lousy 10%
off the UK TV licence price
What is the thinking aft that, if you can't see the darn thing ?
Am I going to be taxed for having a wobbly vanished leg after a motorbike accident, so cannot run as fast as others ?
Can you in the US be "illegaly blind"
I hope the condition is not adjectives, but I am no medico or statistical analysis bod
20/200 or 6/60 routine that person will need to stand 20 feet (6m) from an doubt to see it in the same clarity as a normal personage would in 200 feet(60m)and that's with vision correction and not minus.
also legally blind can be people with a delusion field of 20 degrees or less compared to 180 surrounded by normal eyesight.
The American foundation for the blind recommends the general-purpose estimate that 10 million people surrounded by the United States are blind or visually impaired. This figure reflects a merging and rounding of multiple estimates from federal surveys of noninstitutional (or community-based) and institutional (mostly nursing home residents) populations studied in the mid- to late 1990s. AFB urges investigators to pay attention to the sundry other estimates provided in this document, which are appropriate for specific uses. The various estimates differ based on the definition of visual impairment used, as well as on dates the notes was collected, populations surveyed, and other features of the data sources.
This is roughly 1 in 30
To clarify: to be legally blind, you must be at least 20/200 AFTER all sight corrective aids (glasses, contacts, RK surgery, etc.) have been taken into consideration.
I have 20/400 phantasm and would be legally blind without my glasses; next to them on, I can see 20/20 so I am not considered legally blind under federal or state (NY) law.