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Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Astigmatism: The 'cyl' column in your eye prescription refers to astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism like warping on the surface of your eye -- like a football shape compared to a basketball shape. You have 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. ...Read more

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Is 20/30 on a eye test passable?

Is 20/30 on a eye test passable?

Yes but . . .: 20/30 if best corrected vision, is one line less good than the standard 20/20. It is still good vision; for instance in many states the minimum standard for an ordinary driver's license is 20/40 so someone with 20/30 would pass that test. ...Read more

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How to pass the air puff eye test?

How to pass the air puff eye test?

Glaucoma test: The "air puff" test is just a method to measure the pressure inside your eyeball. High pressures may require additional work up. Without medication or surgical intervention, you cannot lower you eye pressure to "pass" the test. ...Read more

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What to expect for first eye test?

What to expect for first eye test?

Understanding: If you have not had an eye test ever in the past, then you probably have very healthy eyes at age 37. You should see an ophthalmologist for this. The first examination will include a measurement of visual acuity, a measurement of eye pressure, a high power microscopic view of the front of the eye and a look at the back of the eye including the retina. Other tests might also be done. ...Read more

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How are eye vision test generally scored?

How are eye vision test generally scored?

Eye chart: Vision is recorded by the smallest line read on the vision chart in reference to 20/20 being normal, and it is recorded with and without your best correction. ...Read more

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What to do if i had my eye test the other day..?

Please expand question: What question did you have regarding the test that was done? Let us help you answer what you're worried about. ...Read more

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What to expect at my eye test appointment tomorrow?

What to expect at my eye test appointment tomorrow?

Complete eye exam: In a complete eye exam, an assistant will typically obtain your history, along with whatever medications and allergies you have. Then your visual acuities will be checked with a refraction to determine if you need glasses. The doctor will examine all of the structures in the front and back of your eyes, along with checking your eye pressures. Drops may be used to dilate your pupils temporarily. ...Read more

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What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

Depends on age: Infants and young children should have their red reflexes checked at routine well visits. Older infants and very young children should be screened for strabismus. Those who are developed enough to read an eye chart should be screened annually for visual acuity. ...Read more

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What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

Annual exam: making sure there is no signs of amblyopia (blindness in one eye) and making sure their vision is normal in both eyes. (simple exam with pediatric ophthalmologist) and a dilated fundoscopic exam. ...Read more