Problem: Suppose the distance from the lens system of the eye (cornea + lens) to the retina is 18 mm. Suppose that the eye is farsighted: the person cannot see clearly objects that are closer than 1.0 m. Find the power of the contact lens you would prescribe so that objects as close as 20.0 cm can be seen cleariy.

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Lens equation:
1so+1si=1f

Power of a lens:

D=1f

Object distance, so = 20 cm(1m/100cm) = 0.2 m

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Suppose the distance from the lens system of the eye (cornea + lens) to the retina is 18 mm. 

Suppose that the eye is farsighted: the person cannot see clearly objects that are closer than 1.0 m. Find the power of the contact lens you would prescribe so that objects as close as 20.0 cm can be seen cleariy.

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