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The vision requirements for fighter pilots are strict. Flying is no child’s play and requires optimal vision – or in simpler words, nearly a hawk’s vision. Almost every service in the military that is relevant to operating aircraft in the skies requires a 20/20 vision. Before 2007, candidates who underwent LASIK or PRK became disqualified. But after the Air Force revoked this rule and changed their policy. Prior to this rule,...

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Is there a relation between diabetes and glaucoma? Yes, there exists a complex relationship between these two eye conditions. Before understanding the relationship, it is necessary to understand some brief information about the individual conditions. What is diabetes? Diabetes classifieds into type 1 and type 2. In the former type, pancreatic beta cells stop producing insulin. In the latter type, insulin creating cells become...

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Visual impairment defines as an issue not correctable by surgery, medicine, glasses or contact lenses. Legal blindness defines as vision measured 20/200 or less and qualified a person for benefits. Having poor eyesight interferes with a person’s ability to function during the day. Seeing in grayness and shadows causes a person to make different decisions and have fears. Most authorities agree on Three leading causes of blindness in...

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Legal Blindness


Posted By on Jan 31, 2018 in General, Uncategorized

Legal blindness in the USA defines as a medical diagnosis where the central visual acuity measures at 20/200 or less even with correction. A person may have the label of legal blindness but still have usable vision. Presently the National Federation of the Blind states about 1.3 million people has the condition. Heightened awareness of the condition happens in January with National Braille Literacy Month. The group with the highest...

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Eyes remain one of the most complicated and fascinating structures in the human body. Digital cameras though marvelous works of mechanical engineering cannot do all that the eye can do. According to Dr. Roger Clark, a leading digital and film imaging scientist who works with NASA, the resolution of the human eye approximates 576 megapixels. Many cameras do take much more in-depth resolution pictures of stars and distant galaxies, but...

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Wearing glasses requires a sacrifice at least once a day. A person will try to do without them and end up being a contortionist in the arms just to read something. Unless a person must wear glasses, they do not understand. The following list should help people who do not wear glasses understand. 1. Once a person starts wearing glasses, it becomes an extension of the face literally. People describe the glasses a person has chosen...

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