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Legally blind?

 


shah269  (A 59581)

May 24, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Legally blind?

I know it's a 1 in a million question but is there any way a legally blind person can obtain their A?


peregrinerose  (D 28983)

May 24, 2012, 1:09 PM
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Re: [shah269] Legally blind? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes. I believe John Flemming and Dan Rossi both have a few hundred jumps, both are totally blind. I had a legally blind student (retinitis pigmntosa) who did very well on his first jump, no modifications for him other than where we showed hand signals.

I'm a low vision rehab optometrist, so if you can be more specific that 'legally blind' (diagnosis would be helpful at the very least) I can give a lot more information.


cadillaccanopy  (A 42869)

Jun 12, 2012, 5:48 PM
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Re: [peregrinerose] Legally blind? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi peregrinerose,

I've recently got my girlfriend hooked on skydiving, after her long awaited tandem at crosskeys.

So she has aniridia (no irises). In the right eye, only sees a pinhole spot in the middle of a normal vision field, in the left eye 2400/20 (corrected to 70/20, blurry at times though).

Do you know of any instructors in the area who would be up for the challenge?

We live in Baltimore.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

~Matt


peregrinerose  (D 28983)

Jun 15, 2012, 4:34 AM
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Re: [cadillaccanopy] Legally blind? [In reply to] Can't Post

Email response sent Smile



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