Optic care in French

Use this vocabulary list for optic care in French when you visit your eye doctor in France or to figure out your eyeglass prescription. This glossary contains vocabulary for eye related defects as well as terms related to vision.

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Make sure you check my sentences in French at the bottom of the page to help you out when you visit your ophthalmologist.

French TermEnglish translations
l’acuité visuellevisual acuity
l’amblyopie ou œil paresseuxamblyopia or lazy eye
l’amétropievision defect
l’astigmatismeastigmatism
la cataractecataract
une conjonctivitepinkeye
la cécitéblindness
le champs de visionvisual field
être daltoniencolorblind
DMLA (dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge)Age-Related Macular Degeneration
flotteurs oculaires ou corps flottantseye floaters
le glaucomeglaucoma
L’hypermétropiehypermetropia
des lentilles de contactcontacts
des lunettes de vueprescription glasses
malvoyantvisually impaired
des montures de lunettestemples
la myopiemyopia
le nerf optiqueoptic nerve
l’œil droitright eye
l’œil gaucheleft eye
un œil qui pleurewatery eye
un ophtalmo (short for ophtalmologiste)ophthalmologist (check out more health professionals in French)
un opticien à domicileoptician who comes to your place
un orgeletstye
la paupièreeyelid
la presbytiepresbiopia
la rétineretina
RD (rétinopathie diabétique)diabetic retinopathy
la sécheresse oculairedry eyes
le strabismestrabismus
des verres correcteurslenses
la visionvision
la vision de loindistance vision
la vision de prèsnear vision
la vueeyesight
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Sentences in French

The following sentences might come handy when you visit your eye doctor.

J’ai la vue qui baisse.
My eyesight is getting worse.

Je vois des points noirs.
I see black spots.

Je vois trouble quand je lis.
My eyesight is blurry when reading.

J’ai mal à l’œil droit.
My right eye hurts.

Je suis myope et je porte des lentilles.
I have myopia and I wear contacts.

J’ai besoin de nouvelles lunettes de vue.
I need new prescription glasses.

Now that you’ve learned some vocabulary for optic care in French, I have a question for you: Have you ever heard the expression avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre?

Nathalie Nahmani

About Nathalie Nahmani

Nathalie is the creator of ma French Life. She moved back to France after living in Los Angeles for 20 years. She writes practical articles to help expats in France. Nathalie lives with her family in the French Alps near Grenoble.

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