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The ability to see and problems with seeing

20/20 vision

noun

the ability to see normally without wearing glasses

accommodation

noun

the change in shape of the lens of the eye when you look at something nearer or further away

astigmatism

noun

a condition in which someone’s eyes cannot focus correctly without the help of glasses

binocular vision

noun

the use of both eyes to see things in relation to each other, as humans and some animals do

the blind

adjective

people who cannot see

blind spot

noun

an area that you cannot see, especially in your mirror when you are driving

blind spot

noun

the part of your eye that is not sensitive to light

cataract

noun

a medical condition affecting your eyes in which they become white and you gradually lose the ability to see

double vision

noun

a medical condition in which you see a single object as two objects

eye

noun

your ability to see things

eyesight

noun

the ability to see

field

noun

an area that a person or piece of equipment can see at one time

field of vision

noun

an area that a person or piece of equipment can see at one time

myopia

noun

a medical condition in which you cannot see clearly things that are far away. A less technical name for this is short-sightedness.

ophthalmic optician

noun

an optician 1

ophthalmologist

noun

a doctor who is an expert in illnesses of the eyes and who can perform operations on people’s eyes

optician

noun

someone whose job is to test people’s sight and make and sell glasses. The shop that they work in is also called an optician or an optician’s.

optician

noun

someone whose job is to make and sell glasses for people’s eyes

optometrist

noun

an optician

sight

noun

the ability to see using your eyes

sight

noun

the fact that you can see something

sight

noun

a person or thing that you see that has a particular feature

squint

noun

a medical condition in which a person’s eyes seem to be looking in different directions, caused by weak muscles

tunnel vision

noun

a medical condition in which you can only see what is directly in front of you

twenty-twenty vision

noun

the ability to see normally without wearing glasses

visibility

noun

the distance that you can see, depending on conditions such as the weather or the place that you are in

visibility

noun

a situation in which someone or something can be clearly seen or noticed

vision

noun

the ability to see

blindness

noun

colour-blindness

noun

nearsightedness

noun

short-sightedness

noun

a/the trained eye

the ability to see the difference between things that are similar or to recognize that someone has a particular skill

the naked eye

the human eye alone, without special equipment such as a telescope

the naked eye

if you can see something with the naked eye, you can see it without using a telescope, microscope etc

X-ray vision

in stories and films, someone who has X-ray vision can see inside things using only their own eyes

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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