. A person needs a lens of power


-5.5 dioptres for correcting his distant vision. For correcting his near vision he needs a lens of power +1.5 dioptre. What is the focal length of the lens required for correcting (i) distant vision, and (ii) near vision?

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Ans: The power (P) of a lens of focal length f is given by the relation

Power (P) = 1/f

(i) Power of the lens (used for correcting distant vision) = – 5.5 D

Focal length of the lens (f) = 1/P

f = 1/-5.5

f = -0.181 m

The focal length of the lens (for correcting distant vision) is – 0.181 m

(ii) Power of the lens (used for correcting near vision) = +1.5 D

Focal length of the required lens (f) = 1/P

f = 1/1.5 = +0.667 m

The focal length of the lens (for correcting near vision) is 0.667 m.

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