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Date: May 2011


Permanent and irreversible loss of sight to the extent that even when tested with the use of visual aids, vision is measured at 3/60 or worse in the better eye using a Snellen eye chart.

No change since April 2007


What does this mean?

Sight can be lost because of an accident or illness. In order for a claim to be paid, the loss of sight must be permanent and irreversible. If the loss was only temporary, it would not be covered by the definition.

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