What is 20/20 Vision?
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.
20/20 does not necessarily mean perfect vision. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. There are other important vision skills, including peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision that contribute to your overall visual ability.
Some people can see well at a distance, but are unable to bring nearer objects into focus. This condition can be caused by hyperopia (farsightedness) or presbyopia (loss of focusing ability). Others can see items that are close, but cannot see those far away. This condition may be caused by myopia (nearsightedness).
A comprehensive eye examination by a doctor of optometry can diagnose those causes, if any, that are affecting your ability to see well. In most cases, your optometrist can prescribe glasses, contact lenses or a vision therapy program that will help improve your vision. If the reduced vision is due to an eye disease, the use of ocular medication or other treatment may be used.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Vision is a very important aspect of our everyday life. Once it is lost, even partially lost, it may be impossible to recover. Annual comprehensive eye exams are recommended in order to detect various eye diseases, such as retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, or health conditions such as diabetes and high-blood pressure which may adversely affect your vision. At Queens Vision Center we care about your eye health and vision. We have board certified Optometrists available to provide quality eye care and treatments.
Contact Lens Examination
In order to maintain healthy corneas and vision, annual contact lens examinations are required. All the Optometrists at Queens Vision Center are well trained with the latest in contact lens technology and design. The Optometrist will provide a thorough examination of the current ocular health of the patient, assessment of the visual needs of the patient, and measurement of the corneal curvature. For first time contact lens wearers, the Optometrist will give instructions on the care of the new lenses and assist in the insertion and removal training of the contact lenses.
Diseases And Infections Of The Eye
All Optometrists at Queens Vision Center are licensed by NYS to treat routine eye infections and diseases. For more complicated cases, the Optometrist will refer you to the appropriate specialist in order to ensure the ocular health of the patient.