Los Angeles - Johnny Depp has revealed he is almost completely blind in one eye and is near-sighted in the other so he relies heavily on prescription glasses.
The 'Lone Ranger' star, who is rarely photographed without a pair of tinted glasses, claims he has been ''basically blind as a bat'' in his left eye since birth and the problem is impossible to correct.
The 50-year-old actor, who is also near-sighted in his right eye, told the July issue of Rolling Stone magazine that all of his glasses are prescription and he relies heavily on them.
He explained: ''Everything is just very, very blurry. I've never had proper vision.''
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star, who has two children, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, said he can only see a few inches from his face if he is playing a character that does not wear glasses or sunglasses.