I have a problem with those 2 words. What is the difference between the vision problem and visual problem? Or Do they mean the same? I Googled both terms, but the search results are pretty much the same.

Actually I am colour blind (strong deutan). So how can I express that? Is it "I have Visual Problem" or "I have Vision Problem"?. Which one fits in this case ?

If I want to ask another person about his eyes, how should I ask? "Do You have Vision Problems?" or "Do you have Visual Problems?"

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    I think vision problems would refer directly to your eyes (the actual organs) while visual problems could be used for equipment (projectors, screens, etc.)
    – Skooba
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 21:06
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    You have a vision problem if there's something wrong with your sight. A visual problem also occurs (significantly less often), but might be misinterpreted as "a problem presented visually". Omitting the article is a "non-standard" feature of Indian English, but it's perfectly normal to pluralize as He has vision problems, or recast as He has problems / a problem with his vision / [eye]sight. Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 21:07
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    'Vision' is a noun (the eyes), while 'visual' is an adjective (the quality of the image). It is easier to adjust the latter. {I know; I have glaucoma}
    – AmI
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 23:54
  • @ Aml , What does that {I know; I have glaucoma} mean ? Are you saying something like I can say 'I know ; I have colour blindness' or something else or you have eye problem like me that's why you are saying {I know; I have glaucoma} . Regards NB :) Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 5:32
  • @ FumbleFingers , What does 'Omitting the article is a "non-standard" feature of Indian English' mean ? Regards NB :) Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 5:34

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A vision problem means it is related to the way we perceive something

A visual problem means it is related to a physical thing we can see.

Therefore, you should use a vision problem.


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