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Is there a way to test your vision at home?

Is there a way to test your vision at home?

Yes: Do a google search for visual acuity card. Click on the images tab. Use the card to check your eyes, covering one eye at a time. If you cannot see the 20/20 line, you might need glasses. It is harder to test distance vision without a standard chart, but if you cannot read the words on your tv from 20 feet away, see your eye doctor soon. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...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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Can a field vision test rule out ms?

Can a field vision test rule out ms?

No, not diagnostic: Loss of visual fields can be caused by any condition affecting brain or visual tracts, and it is a test pure and simple of function, not causation. ...Read more

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What does a "350" on my vision test result actually mean?

What does a "350" on my vision test result actually mean?

350: The number may mean several things. 20/350 may refer to your vision without glasses. -3.50 may be your prescription strength, the degree of myopia or nearsightedness. Ask your eye doctor for more details if you are unsure. ...Read more

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

Check your state: "visual acuity screening standard is 20/40 or better with both eyes together, no worse than 20/70 in the poorer eye. Drivers who fail the vision screening are referred to a vision specialist. Drivers with visual acuity of 20/200 or worse may not be licensed to drive. Drivers may use bioptic telescopes for driving, but may not use them to meet the vision standard". ...Read more

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass your driving test?

Varies by State: Most states set a limit of 20/40 in the best eye for their limit. There is some variation by each state. Check with your department of motor vehicles for the rules in your state. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what a vision test is that measures the far lateral phoria?

Cross cover test: There are a series of 2 tests - the cross cover test and cover/uncover test that is used to determine the type and amount of ocular misalignment. Far lateral phoria is common and is not important. If you think you may have an ocular misalignment, then see a strabismis specialist ophthalmologist. Most major cities will have this type of ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Colored spots and sparks in vision 24/7 for over a year? Have had every test possible everything comes back normal. What do you recommend? Help please

Colored spots and sparks in vision 24/7 for over a year? Have had every test possible everything comes back normal. What do you recommend? Help please

Colored spots: You need to work with your doctors to try and find the source. Ask if one of the medicines you are on could be the culprit. Do not stop these on your own. ...Read more

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