Confused on vision numbers and sight
Hi..Iam almost 68 years old and have have crossed eyes since infancy. Crib underneath raw lightbulb at all times....noone knew the outcome.......whatever.
I have always worn glasses but sight has lawys been bad. Going to new dr....wo/g re 20/400 w/g re 20/200....wo/g le 20/100 w/g le 20/30 both wo/g 20/200 both w/g 20/30 now Im not a dr but I thought 20/30 was decent and my eyes are so blurry reading and glasses only seem to be a magnifying tyepe of help to me.....perscription is...od...balance os +3.25 sphere.....-1.25 cyl....axis 070 and add...+2.50
He stated I was legally blind but I have been told this many times over the years....and usually do ont have to have new glasses because they say it wont help....but this new one said it would and I spent a pretty penney for his office visit and the glasses....will take me months to pay off!....what I want to ask help on is......since Iam over 65 now can I say that Iam legally blind on my federal tax return to try to get a little help there? I do not want to if It isn't right.....He gave me a vision report form but it doesnt really say Iam legally blind but says glasses improves vision and protects left eye...........and hyperopia/astiginatism/presbyopia/strabismus right eye/strabismie amblyopia right eye.Thanks so much for your help...I cannot afford to make another appt with him or even a different dr.