An individual suffering from hypermetropia can see distinct objects clearly but he or she will face difficulty in clearly seeing objects nearby. This happens because the eye lens focuses the incoming divergent rays beyond the retina. This is corrected by using a convex lens. A convex lens of a suitable power converges the incoming light in such a way that the image is formed on the retina, as shown in the following figure.

The convex lens creates a virtual image of a nearby object (N' in the above figure) at the near point of vision (N) of the individual suffering from hypermetropia.

The given individual will be able to clearly see the object kept at 25 cm (near point of the normal eye), if the image of the object is formed at his near point, which is given as 1 m.

Object distance, u= - 25 cm

Image distance, v= - 1 m = - 100 m

Focal length, f

Using the lens formula,

\( \frac{1}{v}-\frac{1}{u}=\frac{1}{f}\)

\(-\frac{1}{100}-\frac{1}{-25}=\frac{1}{f}\)

\( \frac{1}{f}=\frac{1}{25}-\frac{1}{100}\)

\( \frac{1}{f}=\frac{4-1}{100}\)

\( f=\frac{100}{3}=33.3\,cm=0.33\,m\)

We know,

\( Power,P=\frac{1}{f(in\,meters)}\)

\( P=\frac{1}{0.33}=+3.0\,D\)

A convex lens of power +3.0 D is required to correct the defect

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