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What is considered legally blind?

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I'm 43 years old and have recently gotten glasses. The doctor said I am near-sighted and also have astigmatism. My vision is 20/50, 20/50. What does this mean and what is considered legally blind? Thank you, Teres
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Lylas Mogk, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and director of the Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center in Grosse Pointe and Livonia, Michigan, and...
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The Social Security Administration defines "legally blind" as either visual acuity in both eyes of less than 20/100 or a horizontal visual field in both eyes of 20 degrees or less.

 

 
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