Vision Impaired Classification
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Vision Impaired Classification

November 15, 2019

I had my first international race, I
would like 13 years old and it was it was a really nice moment and that’s I
think when I fell in love with skiing. Athletes with a vision impairment are
classified using the same criteria across all Para sport. The process of
classification is broken down into two stages: eligibility based on medical
records and physical assessment. These medical records are submitted to prove the athletes impairment. Trained classifiers who are either
ophthalmologists or optometrists and test the athletes vision and their
visual field. There is always two categorising you so well one is testing you the other one can read like your documentation and everything. This test assesses how sharp the athletes vision is. Eva could you tell me the direction. You have three categories: B1, B2 and B3. B1 is like completely blind. B2 athletes have better vision than athletes competing in the B1 class. They
are unable to recognise the letter E from a short distance or can have
restricted visual field of less than 10 degrees diameter. B3 athletes have the
least severe vision impairment eligible for Para alpine and Para Nordic skiing.
Eligible athletes either have a restricted visual field or less than 40 degrees diameter
or low vision. When I come to the
slope everything is white and they have to wear lenses to make it at least a
little bit darker. I can’t see the gates in slalom and also my guide always has
to wear something black because for me the most important thing is the contrast.

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