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peter123

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Hi there,

A friend of mine wore a pair of glasses with thick lenses. How can I ask if I ask him how much short-sight does he has?
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I'm not a teacher, but the way I normally hear that question asked is, "how short-sighted are you?"
 

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What's the power of your lens?

For the technically informed lot, it can be What's your myopic adjustment?
 

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hi there,

thanks

So could you proofread the following conversation?

A: How short-sighted are you?
B: I have 5 dioptre. But it is not right now. My short-sightedness has increased. It is now 6 dioptre.
A: Oh! What a pity!

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pete
 

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Just as a clarification, "short sighted" is strictly BrE; in AmE we say "nearsighted." And I'm hoping that your bit of dialog is just for the sake of an example, and not something you'd actually say to a person with thick lenses. It is not particularly sensitive to ask a glasses-wearer how bad his eyes are, and then to further comment, "What a pity." :oops:
 

peter123

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Hi there,

Is it correct to say like this.

I have 5 dioptre in my glasses. But it is not right now. I need to buy a new one.

thanks
pete
 
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