The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that a plaintiff whose myopia is remediated by corrective lenses is not “disabled” within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but that doesn’t mean that an amendment to a similar claim is an exercise in futility, a federal magistrate judge has ruled.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacob P. Hart has given a class of bespectacled plaintiffs the chance to refine their employment discrimination claim to conform to pleading requirements under the provision of the act that forbids discrimination against individuals who are “regarded as” disabled.

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