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Vision Impairments

Approximately 500,000 Americans have vision impairments to the extent that they are considered "legally blind." There are three degrees of vision loss:

Visual Acuity of 20/200

The legally blind person can see at 20 feet what the average-sighted person can see at 200.

Low Vision

Limited or diminished vision that cannot be corrected with standard lenses.

Partial Sight

The field of vision is impaired because of an illness, a degenerative syndrome, or trauma. Only two percent of the people with vision impairments are totally blind; most blind people have some amount of usable vision.

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