What Is Vision at 20/600?

According to the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, someone with 20/600 vision can see objects that a person with average 20/20 vision can only see from 600 feet away at a distance of 20 feet. Another example is when someone who has great vision detects something at 60 feet but only sees it at 2 feet.

According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 20/200 vision is the clinical standard for being legally blind. A person with 20/600 eyesight is therefore regarded as legally blind.

According to WPTV, someone with 20/600 eyesight can only distinguish between individuals and shapes. According to CNN, this degree of vision impairment is comparable to a newborn’s vision.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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