Loss of Vision Table

The following table, according to the Snellen Notation, is the one used by the North Carolina Industrial Commission for determining the percentage of loss of vision. Loss in muscle functions or visual field may, in conjunction with other factors, indicate a greater percentage of loss of vision.

Snellen
Notation
For Distance

Snellen
Notation
For Near

Percentage of
Visual
Efficiency

Percentage
Loss of
Vision

20/20

14/14

100.0

0.0

20/25

14/17.5

95.7

4.3

20/30

14/21

91.5

8.5

20/35

14/24.5

87.5

12.5

20/40

14/28

83.6

16.4

20/45

14/31.5

80.0

20.0

20/50

14/35

76.5

23.5

20/60

14/42

69.9

30.1

20/70

14/49

64.0

36.0

20/80

14/56

58.5

41.5

20/90

14/63

53.4

46.6

20/100

14/70

48.9

51.1

20/120

14/84

40.9

59.1

20/140

14/98

34.2

65.8

20/160

14/112

28.6

71.4

20/180

14/126

23.9

76.1

20/200

14/140

20.0

80.0

20/220

14/154

16.7

83.3

20/240

14/168

14.0

86.0

Eighty-five percent or more loss of vision is deemed to be industrial blindness under G.S. 97-31(19).

NOTE: Loss of vision must be based upon the reading without the use of a corrective lens.


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