Vision Loss And Social Security Benefits

In certain cases vision loss, by itself, may be sufficient for Social Security Disability approval.  As you might expect, the severity of one’s vision loss is a determining factor in the approval or denial of your claim.

Vision tests are a crucial aspect of proving your claim.  The results of vision tests including vision acuity, peripheral vision, and visual efficiency may place your claim into a special category requiring automatic approval.

However, in most instances, benefits are granted if it can be demonstrated that one’s loss of vision effectively precludes him or her from gainful employment.  If there are other medical conditions in addition to the vision loss, they can often be helpful in securing a favorable decision.

If you have a significant loss of vision and have been denied for benefits, we would be happy to discuss your case with you.