How can we ask a person if one has a vision problems? and what is the other name for "eye glasses?

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It depends on the context, but informally you can ask

How's your vision?


How are your eyes?

I'm not sure about other countries, but in the US "good" vision is called "20/20". So you can ask:

Do you have 20/20 vision?

"Eyeglasses" are called that, or just "glasses". So you can ask:

Do you wear glasses?

A more formal way to ask this (such as on an insurance form) would be:

Do you wear corrective lenses?

  • Many thanks. I hv also heard the word "power " while talking about vision n glasses. Any comments on it? – Altaf Jahangir Dec 3 '18 at 4:32
  • @AltafJahangir There are a number of optometrist terms related to glasses which you would probably know well if you wear them (which I don't). "Diopter" refers to the refractive power of the lenses, but you can sometimes use "power" to refer to the magnification of reading glasses (1.5x, 2x, 3x, etc.) – Andrew Dec 3 '18 at 11:03

What is your vision?

Also you can ask the following questions instead.

How strong are your glasses?

What is the power of your glasses?

What is the strength of your glasses?

  • “What is your vision?" would be a good question if you are asking someone about their exact vision (e.g., “My vision is 20/20.”) However, that is not what the OP asked. – J.R. Dec 3 '18 at 9:43

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