# What is a 20 15 vision?

## What is a 20 15 vision?

A person can have 20/15 vision, which is sharper than average. If you have 20/15 vision, you can see a line in the eye chart at 20 feet that the average person can only see when they are 15 feet away.

## What does the term 20/20 vision mean?

20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual 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 that distance.

What is the vision scale?

The Snellen chart, with progressively smaller letters, has become almost universal. “20/20” means that the person being tested can see the same letters on the chart, viewed from 20 feet, as a theoretically normal eye can see from 20 feet. “20/80” means the eye sees at 20 feet what a normal eye sees at 80 feet.

What vision is better than 20 15?

20/20 simply means your vision is “normal.” 20/15 vision is slightly better than 20/20. 20/10 is even better, and 20/5 is sharp as a tack.

### How is vision calculated?

Visual acuity is usually measured using a Snellen eye chart. Eye charts can measure how well you can see at a distance, and this is where the term “20/20 vision” originated from. During an eye exam, your ophthalmologist will ask you to read a set of letters set in multiple lines, from biggest to smallest.

### What is good vision?

Visual acuity of 20/20 is considered “perfect vision” because no aids are required to see better, but people can have better than 20/20 vision. Many young people are able to see letters smaller than the general “20/20” size.

What is normal vision called?

20/20 vision refers to “normal” vision, not “perfect” vision. Visual acuity is a term that means clarity or sharpness of vision and that the objects you see are crisply outlined and not blurry. Calling normal vision “20/20 vision” is true for eye care professionals in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world.

What is the meaning of 20 40 vision?

20/40 indicates that the line you read correctly could be read by a person with normal vision from 40 feet away. ‌ Someone with a visual acuity result of 20/200 is considered legally blind.

## How good is 2040 vision?

A person with 20/40 vision sees things at 20 feet that most people who don’t need vision correction can see at 40 feet. This means that they are nearsighted, but only slightly. A person with 20/40 vision may or may not need eyeglasses or contacts, and can discuss his or her options with a doctor.