What is "legally blind"? Is there such a definition? Is there a federal definition or do states define there own? I have worn glasses since I was 7. I have a pretty hefty correction (extremely nearsighted with astigmatism and red/green color blindness thrown in) and would be in a very bad way if my glasses were knocked from my face at an inopportune moment, which has happened. If, say, someone would move my glasses just a small distance after I fell asleep, there is no way I could find them except by chance. Occasionally I have let someone look thru my glasses and the reaction is always the same: the person immediately removes them (some say they had an instant headache) and comments that I must be legally blind. Well, I'm not, so far as I know. I'm nowhere near the cane or seeing eye dog stage. My vision is not blocked in any manner. I get along just fine although I know I don't see quite as well as those with more average eyes. I'd just like to know where I am on the legally blind scale, if there is such a thing. So - I guess I'd like an anwser to my opening questions.