to get you're life restarted.
On nov. 16, 2001
I was diagnosed with optic neuritis,and have been legally blind ever since.With
the help of my family , friends and the bible, I live a full life .
definition for most legal purposes in the United State is 20/200 vision
with correction in the best eye, or field of vision less than 20 degrees.
a practical point of view, the visually impaired community talks in terms
of "a high partial", "a low partial", and "totally blind." Someone with
20/200 vision can see what the person with 20/20 vision can, only he has
to be within roughly 20 feet of the object rather than 200 feet to see
it. That person should also be able to use Large Print or magnification
to read fairly comfortably. Eyestrain will become an issue, however, in
many situations. A high partial may or may not use any sort of mobility
aid such as a White Cane, guide dog, or sighted guide unless travel conditions
are difficult. For example, at dust or after dark, a white cane may be
helpful to find the edge of steps, ramps or the like.
Partial folks will have a tough time with most large print and are more
likely to use a mobility aid. Depth perception and glare can become major
problems in travel for them. Their choice for handling print material will
be limited to either audio presentation or braille.
Blind means a virtual lack of any sort of functional vision. Some people
with minimal light perception may refer to themselves as totally blind
although they can tell when the light is on in a room and startle the sighted
partner by turning off the light. Mobility aids are common and the use
of either audio or braille is essential.