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Each year, the Commission for the Blind helps hundreds of men and women who are legally blind remain independent within their homes and communities. The commission accomplishes this goal by providing many valuable services, including:


A person may be eligible for services if they have a vision impairment that affects their daily activities at work, school, or home. For most services, a person must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Meet the legal definition of blindness:
    • they have a central visual acuity of 20/200 in the better eye even with the best corrective lens
      (they see at 20 feet what a person without a visual impairment would see at 200 feet), OR
    • they have a visual field of 20 degrees or less
      (they see objects within 20 degrees of the direction they are facing while a person without a visual impairment would see objects within 180 degrees).
  • Have a progressive visual condition that will result in legal blindness.
  • Legal blindness or a visual disability must be verified by an eye examination that is current within one year.
  • Individualized

    Since no two individuals are alike, we work with you to provide a personalized experience. We ensure your concerns are addressed and together we create a designed to achieve social and economic independence.

    These services are made available with state and federal funding. There is no charge to consumers for services.