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The ophthalmologist uses a combination of both your visual acuity and your field of vision to judge whether you are eligible to be certified, and at which level.
If you have a good visual acuity, you will usually have had to have lost a large part of your visual field to be certified as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted).
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The test for visual acuity is known as a Snellen test.
If your eye specialist does certify you The eye specialist sends copies of the certificate to you, your GP and your local social services department.
You can then choose to be registered with your local social services if you wish to.
If your eye specialist tells you that you cannot be certified Your eye specialist might tell you that you cannot be certified at present.
This could be for one of three reasons: Whatever the reason, if you feel strongly that you should be certified then talk to your GP about referring you to a second specialist.The consultant can certify you as either severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted) by completing the Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) in England and Wales.