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Blind is a Visual Disability

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Blind is a visual disability and the condition of lacking visual perception due to physical or neurological factors.blind_disability Various scales describe the extent of vision loss. Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception. Clinically it is called no light perception. Blind is frequently used to describe severe visual impairment with residual vision. Those described as having only light perception only have the ability to tell light from dark. A person with only light projection can tell the general direction of a light source.

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In order to determine which child and adult may need special assistance because of their visual disabilities, various definitions of blindness have been developed. Legally blind is defined as having 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best correction possible. This means that a legally blind individual would have to stand 20 feet from an object to see it, with vision correction and with the same degree of clarity as a normally sighted person could from 200 feet. About 10% of the legally blind have no vision. The rest have some vision, from light perception alone to relatively good acuity.

While I am legally blind, in a future posting  I will go into the surgical procedure that has substantially improved my vision. Now I can actually see many things that I thought I would never have the ability to see, including reading and typing in my laptop.

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