What is the TSGLI Loss Standard For Sight?
The TSGLI standard for the loss of sight is
- total and permanent loss of sight
- loss of sight that has lasted 120 days.
When a member has a loss of sight, the member may be eligible for a TSGLI benefit of up to $50,000. For total and permanent loss of sight, the member meets one of the following three standards:
1.If the member’s visual acuity in at least one eye is 20/200 or worse with corrective lenses and the loss of vision has lasted at least 120 days or will not improve (with reasonable certainty ) throughout the members life.
2. If the member’s visual acuity in at least one eye is greater (better) that 20/200 with corrective lenses and their peripheral vision in at least one eye is a visual field of 20 degrees or less and the loss of vision has lasted at least 120 days or will not improve (with reasonable certainty) throughout the members life.
3. If the member’s visual acuity in at least one eye is non-existent due to complete loss of the eye(s).
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary defines “Visual Acuity” as
Sharpness of vision, especially as tested with a Snellen chart. Normal visual acuity based on the Snellen chart is 20/20.
The traditional Snellen chart is printed with eleven lines of block letters. It is the most popular chart used for measuring central visual acuity.
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