BESB: WHAT IS BLINDNESS?

WHAT IS BLINDNESS?


Connecticut General Statutes:

 

Sec. 10-294a. (a) A person is blind if his or her central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if his or her visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees. (b) A person has impaired vision if his or her central visual acuity does not exceed 20/70 in the better eye with correcting lenses.

 

Simple explanation:

An individual who has 20/20 vision will see an object from 200 feet that a legally blind individual will need to view from 20 feet.

 

 

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