You may often hear that 20/20 vision is “perfect vision”, but how perfect is it really? The expression “20/20 vision” is actually a measurement. It means that you can see an object clearly from a distance of 20 feet, which is the normal baseline for good vision. However, when your vision is blurry or you have certain eye conditions, you may have vision such as 20/40 or 20/100. Find out what the changes in that “perfect vision” number indicates and how to get your vision back to the normal range!
Throughout your life, you will meet and interact with people with “perfect” vision. What does this mean? More accurately, you will hear the expression 20/20 vision. What are the numbers and what do they stand for? Read on to learn.
We’d like to make a special note that having 20/20 vision does NOT mean that you have perfect eyesight. It only means that you can see normal sharpness and clarity at a distance. 20/20 is generally the standard baseline with which most people are measured.
Responsible eye care requires that you practice early intervention from threats to your eyesight by receiving an annual eye exam. Here are some common eye conditions that can risk your healthy eyesight that we can diagnose during an exam:
How You Benefit from a Comprehensive Exams
There are over 100 tests that assess your eye health. We test for eye coordination, depth perception, color blindness, peripheral vision or awareness, focusing ability and more. With conditions such as glaucoma, a comprehensive exam can literally save your vision. Comprehensive exams can discover subtle changes in eyesight that you may not even be aware of.
Comprehensive eye exams, measure visual acuity, typically with an eye chart where you are asked to identify specific letters and numbers. A special machine can also determine if muscles and tissues inside your eye are functioning properly. The AOA recommends that you receive an eye exam at least every two years, if not more often.
Call for an Eye Exam Today
At Peepers Optical, our Denver, Co, team of eye doctors and certified opticians are highly trained in performing a range of eye tests and exams. In addition to basic vision screening, we conduct eye health evaluations, prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, and check for any signs of ocular disease. Call (303) 223-0401 to schedule an appointment for better vision!