What does the word “normal” actually mean? Is it a judgement about what’s right or good or proper? Or is it simply a mathematical term that means ‘majority’?
When it comes to sight, ‘normal doesn’t even mean a majority – it just refers to people who see with 20/20 vision, which has more to do with the shape of the eyeball than anything else.
Watch the video to learn more.
People who are nearsighted can see nearby objects pretty clearly, but have trouble focusing on things that are far away. Take a look!
People who are farsighted can see far away things pretty clearly, but nearby objects are blurry. Take a look!
Sharper Vision: Some people see even better — a person with 20/15 vision sees clearly at 20 feet what people with ‘normal’ vision can only see well from 15 feet away.
Legal Blindness: Someone who is legally blind has, at most, 20/200 vision. That means they need to be 20 feet away to see an object that people with ‘normal’ vision can see from 200 feet away.