Sparkleberrygirl asked in HealthOptical · 2 months ago

# I went to the eye dr the other day....?

On the paper it said my vision is 20/100+ so what does the + mean, if my vision is 20/110, or something why not put that instead of the + Just asking.

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• L
Lv 5
1 month ago

The 'paper' is like a  Prescription.  You take the prescription to where glasses are made, give them the prescription and they will make glasses for you with the correct numbers.

• 2 months ago

-(minus) means near sighted.

+(plus) means far sighted.

It usually means that you have trouble seeing up close and no problem with your distance vision.Mine is/was 20/250.

Which they will explain as what someone else can usually see at 100ft you can see at 20ft.

The greater the number the worse your vision is.

Hope this helps.

• 2 months ago

It means that you saw all of the letters on the 20/100 line plus a letter on the 20/80 line. The larger the denominator is, the poorer you see. The + means that you did just a bit better than 20/100. If there were several letters on the 20/100 line and you missed one, they might have recorded 20/100-.

• Andy C
Lv 7
2 months ago

That's just saying worse than 20/100 but not as bad as 20/200 or 20/400, which is legally blind.

• 2 months ago

That means you see at 20 feet what people with good vision see at 100 feet.

• 2 months ago

• Anonymous
2 months ago

Means you blind in one eye and can not see out of other.

• 2 months ago

I understand the 20 feet and 100 feet, but why the +. I know the thing about the someone with 100 has to be 20 ft away where someone with 20/20 sees it 100 feet away, but I wanted to know about the + there is a plus after the 20/100. I am just confused. :(\

I didn't get any glasses for distance just suposed to get them for reading, but iam seeing a low vision specialist.

I've been blind in one eye, but i never saw a plus, but the one who said it is greater, but not.. don't remember what you said. I appreciate it. I lost some vision recently and I am just flabbergasted=[ Ty guys for your help. :)

Thanks for trying to help. :)

• Anonymous
2 months ago

You would be able to Read a sign at 20 Feet, when a "normal" person could read it at 100 or more feet.

The 20 feet for you or at 110 feet for normal.

The "+" means greater than ">" which did not exist in normal usage at the time prescriptions were instituted.