North Carolina General Statute 111-4 requires that all persons with the following visual acuities be listed on the North Carolina Register of the Blind.
1. Visual acuity of 20/70 or worse in the better eye with best correction; or
2. A field of vision in the better eye to such an extent that its widest diameter subtends an angle of no greater than 30 degrees.
3. Visual acuity of 20/50 in the better eye with best correction with one or more of the following eye conditions: Cataract, Nystagmus, Diabetic Retinopathy, Optic Atrophy, Glaucoma, Retinal Degeneration, Keratoconus, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration
The Register Clerk in the State Office is responsible for listing all eligible persons on the Register of the Blind by using information from DSB 1010: Registrant Data Form. The Clerk also uses information from eye reports submitted by Nursing Eye Care Consultants, Social Workers for the Blind, Rehabilitation Counselors, other staff and agencies, and eye care providers.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these
manuals, please contact the local district office.