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. 

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  • 2 months ago

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

  • 2 months ago

    i would ask your eye doctor this question

  • 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.

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