What is ‘Normal’?
20/20 Vision
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.

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What does it look like to be nearsighted?
People who are nearsighted can see nearby objects pretty clearly, but have trouble focusing on things that are far away. Take a look!


What does it look like to be farsighted?
People who are farsighted can see far away things pretty clearly, but nearby objects are blurry. Take a look!

How well do you see?

Normal Vision: Did you know that only 35% of people see with what is referred to as ‘normal’ vision? Another 40% require glasses, contact lenses, and corrective surgery to see with 20/20 vision.

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.

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