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.”
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 a crucial part of any overall healthcare routine. Your eyes are more than just windows to your soul, they can also be the key to early diagnosis of some conditions that could affect your health.
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)
Eye examinations are also an important way to make sure that you have normal, healthy vision so you can perform your best at school, work or play!
Start seeing the world as best as you can, book an eye exam at (604) 689-8813.