Is there anything better than 20/20 vision?
My friend claims that they have 20/0 vision. Is that even possible? They also said that their sister has vision in the negatives. I'm not sure I believe what they said. Is any of this even true?
- FootprintzLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
20/20 is the standard set as good, normal vision.
20/15 is even better and is quite common....
20/10 is less common, but not all that rare.
20/8 is the best recorded human vision possible.
A hawk supposedly has 20/2 vision , which is the best in the animal kingdom.
20/10 means you can see at 20 feet what a person with good normal vision can see only when they are 10 feet away.
Vision in the negatives makes no sense, unless they are talking about the power of her glasses.Source(s): Optician
- scottLv 46 years ago
With glasses I have 20/10 vision, without glasses I have 20/100 vision in one eye and 20/70 in the other.
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- 4 years ago
In the mid 70 s, when I was in my late teens, I was in R.O.T.C. and was qualifying with the M16A1 rifle and i placed all of my shots within a 6 inch circle at 300 meters...with battle sights. My GySgt couldn t believe what I had just done and thought I had somehow cheated on the qualifying (he was standing right there and watched me shoot!). So I was ordered to redo the qualificaion and the results were pretty much the same. I was then ordered to have an eye exam and I tested as having 20/8 vision which as you know from reading this thread is very rare. Many years later I had to have 2 major back surgeries and for several months after I needed heavy doses of morphine to control the pain. After coming off the morphine I noticed my vosion wasn t nearly as acute as before and a trip to my eye doctor reveled that the extended use of morphine had actually ruined my close up eyesight and I needed to wear glasses. My distance vision had changed slightly but I was still able to read freeway signs long before most people could even SEE the letters on the sign much less actually be able to READ what the sign said. And now at age 58 I can still clearly see individual leaves on trees 200 meters away, but with each year that passes I require a new prescription for my glasses so I can read a book.
- zorro_foxygirlLv 61 decade ago
the best human vision I have heard about is 20/8.....20/15 and 20/20 are also considered better than 20/20.
- 4 years ago
Just got glasses to help with slight haze and bring me to my old vision. Current is 20/20 and believe I was at one time 20/10. Just turned 37 so the years are catching on to me.
- 6 years ago
I have 20/10 i was tested at 18 and was going into the air force to fly a plane...but i got sick and couldbt go...i am 40 and was tested a year ago...my vision is 20/10 still!
- 4 years ago
i have 20/8 vision... I always knew i had good eyes cos i could see dust particles in the air if i focused hard enough.. about radiators and fire places i could always see the dust rising and hitting the roof and all air flow patterns around the room... Nobody believed me when i was a kid.. just gopt laughed at... When i went for an eye test last year for free the optician said he had worked for 30 years and never seen an eye sight or deteriation like mine.. my eyes had literally not aged like peter pan... no damage or nothing and i aced the eye test and 20/10 like 100% correct i got one letter wrong in the 10/5 line so he classed me as aroun d 10/8 and in a group of hand full of people on earth... And i shud of been a pilot. he said cmpanies would of paid my course fee to have me. lol... im 32 now and love being a mechanical engineer so im happy :-)
- 5 years ago
My vision is 20/750 in left eye and 20/650 in the right. I know sounds crazy, thank goodness for correct lenses otherwise I'd been a poor beggar. I wear contacts and am thinking about the surgery.