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The Commission for the Blind provides rehabilitation services, adjustment to blindness training, prevention of blindness, independent living services and various other services to blind and severely visually impaired South Carolinians. These services are made available with state and federal funding. There is no charge to consumers for services.

Eligibility for most services is contingent on meeting the legal definition of blindness: having a central visual acuity of 20/200 in the better eye with best corrective lens or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. Individuals with a severe visual disability that will result in legal blindness also are eligible for services. Legal blindness must be verified by an acceptable eye examination.