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# What does it mean if your vision is 20 80?

## What does it mean if your vision is 20 80?

“20/80” means the eye sees at 20 feet what a normal eye sees at 80 feet. Vision of at least 20/40 is required in California to obtain a drivers’ license. Legal blindness, by contrast, means that a person’s best-corrected vision is 20/400 or worse. Snellen charts measure high contrast visual acuity.

## Is 20 80 near or far sighted?

When the second number is higher than 20—for example, 20/80—your visual acuity is WORSE than average. It means that most people standing 80 feet away from an object can see it clearly, but you must move closer… All the way up to 20 feet away from that object to see it clearly.

What is it meant by 20 70 vision?

The ratio measurement of vision describes visual acuity, or the sharpness of vision, at 20 feet from an object. For example, having 20/70 vision means that you must be at 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 70 feet.

### What does having 20 50 vision mean in words and is this better or worse than normal?

The study defines “visual impairment” as visual acuity of 20/50 or worse in the better-seeing eye. Visual acuity refers to the sharpness of vision at 20 feet from an object. A person with 20/50 vision can clearly see something 20 feet away that a person with normal vision can see clearly from a distance of 50 feet.

### What is the normal grade of eye?

What does 20/20 vision mean? 20/20 vision is normal vision acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance.

What is the meaning of 20 100 vision?

If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet. Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision.

## What is perfect vision number?

20/20 vision is referred to as the standard, or how a “normal” person sees. This means, that when you stand 20 feet away from an eye chart, you see what the normal person should see. The American Optometric Association states that a person with 20/20 vision can clearly identify a row of 9mm letters from 20 feet.

## What is considered poor vision?

20/70 to 20/160, this is considered moderate visual impairment, or moderate low vision. 20/200 or worse, this is considered severe visual impairment, or severe low vision. 20/500 to 20/1000, this is considered profound visual impairment or profound low vision.

### How do I read my vision results?

In general, the further away from zero the number on your prescription, the worse your eyesight and the more vision correction (stronger prescription) you need. A “plus” (+) sign in front of the number means you are farsighted, and a “minus” (-) sign means you are nearsighted.

### What prescription is 20 70 vision?

Visual Acuity and Low Vision Visual acuity is a number that indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision. A visual acuity measurement of 20/70 means that a person with 20/70 vision who is 20 feet from an eye chart sees what a person with unimpaired (or 20/20) vision can see from 70 feet away.

Does 20 70 vision need glasses?

Low vision is commonly defined as an eye condition in which visual acuity is 20/70 or poorer in the better-seeing eye, and which cannot be corrected with regular eyeglasses.

## Can 20 70 vision be corrected with glasses?

To be diagnosed as having low vision, visual acuity is 20/70 or poorer – and cannot be corrected or improved with regular prescription eyeglasses. That means if you stand at 20 feet from the eye chart, you can only see what a person with normal vision can see from 70 feet away.