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What is legal blindness?

Blindness is often understood as complete loss of vision, but a person who is legally blind may have what is called low vision. Low vision is when a person has a significant, permanent loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or other treatment such as surgery.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Macular degeneration


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