Johnny Depp “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye

Those funky spectacles aren’t just part of his "look". Johnny has always suffered impaired vision in both eyes

Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp has admitted he has struggled with his eyesight since he was born.


He’s been “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye from birth, and admits it’s impossible to correct.

Depp said: “Everything is just very, very blurry,” adding: “I’ve never had proper vision.”

Known for regularly sporting a pair of tinted spectacles, Depp is also nearsighted in his right eye, although apparently this has recently become more far-sighted.

If a character he plays doesn’t wear glasses (eg, Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, Tonto), Depp can only see a few inches in front of his face.


Away from all the opthalmology chat, Depp’s also set to get a few hearts pumping by admitting he often doesn’t wear underwear. “That’s the general approach,” he told Rolling Stone magazine.