Documentation for Students with Visual Impairments

Documentation of a visual impairment should consist of a letter or report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist and must include the following:

  • An explanation of the extent of the individual's visual fields
  • A specific diagnosis
  • The degree of visual acuity
  • Whether the condition is stable or progressive
  • A statement of the functional limitation(s) caused by the disability
  • Possible side effects of any prescribed aids or medication
  • Whether visual aids are recommended
  • Suggested recommendations for effective and reasonable accommodations