20/20 Vision for 2020
January 16th, 2020,
What is 20/20 Vision?
According to America Optometric Association “20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet.”
Some people are blessed with 20/20 vision; but a lot of us need a little help to see everything that life throws at us clearly. Vision correction through glasses or contact lenses is essential to helping keep your vision clear and we highly encourage everyone to have yearly eye exams to make sure that you are keeping on top of your eye health.
Eye exams are key to making sure that all your eye health needs are being met.
Regular eye exams by an optometrist can help catch any vision or eye health issues before they become serious, leading to vision loss or other health problems.
Areas your eye care specialist will check:
- History: any eye or vision problems you may currently have to have had in the past
- Visual Acuity: specific measurements with reading charts to evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing
- Physiological tests: evaluations of depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral or side vision, and the way your pupils respond to light, assessment how well your eyes focus, move and work together
- Keratometry: measures the curvature of the cornea by focusing a circle of light on the cornea and measuring its reflection
- Refraction: determines the lens power you need to compensate for any refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism)
Start seeing the world as best as you could, book an eye exam with one of our eye care professionals.