COMPARISON BETWEEN SHORT SIGHTEDNESS AND LONG-SIGHTEDNESS

Short-sightedness (myopia)

Long-sightedness (hypermetropia)

Both are caused by the conditions of lens and eyeball

- Sees near objects clearly - Cannot focus on distant objects

Condition of person

- Sees distant objects clearly - Cannot focus on near object

- The lens is too thick - The eyeball is too long

Causes

- The lens is too thin - The eyeball is too short

Short sightedness is corrected by wearing glasses with concave lenses .A blurred image is formed on the retina Long.The convex lens converges the light rays .A concave lense diverges light rays before enter the eye .The diverging light rays are focused onto the i b Correction of long-sightedness .sightedness .The converging light rays are focused onto the .Light from a near object is focused behind the retina Correction Correction of short-sightedness .Long sightedness is corrected by wearing glasses with convex lenses .sightedness .Focus Short .Light from a distant object is focused in front of the retina .

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