To obtain disability for vision loss you must show two main things. The first is that your currently have a diagnosed disability affecting your vision. This requires a medical diagnosis from a qualified medical provider. The second thing you must show is that the current disability identified by a qualified medical provider was caused by an event or injury in service. This means that you need to “service connect” your vision loss to something related to your time in service. To do this you can show direct service connection, secondary service connection or aggravation of a condition. Again, this requires you to obtain qualified medical evidence making that service connection. Even though you live with the vision loss you are not qualified to tell the VA “why” you have vision loss. That is why the strength of your case relies on the strength of your medical evidence. In addition if you lose sight you might also be eligible for special monthly compensation.
To find out more about your rights relating to vision loss contact us at 855-312-5575 or email us at info@VetDefender.com.