PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
On your initial visit, our representatives may request for your Person With Disabilities card in order to apply your government-mandated 20% discount for clinic consultations. Once the details are recorded, it may no longer be necessary to show it in the future, and the benefits will automatically be applied.
AM I QUALIFIED TO GET A PWD CARD?
You have a VISUAL DISABILITY if your:
- vision is 20/70 (by Snellen Chart or equivalent) or worse in the better eye
- field of vision is less than 20 degrees wide (by automated perimeter) in the better eye
- vision cannot be improved by eyeglasses, medication, or surgery
Only persons with poor vision that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery are eligible for a PWD card.
Using eyeglasses is NOT a basis for visual disability.
Magna Carta for Disabled Persons (Republic Act 7277)
DOH AO 2009-0011