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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?

Lens correction: It is most likely the power of the lens correction you require. Either + 3.50 (farsighted, hyperopic) or -3.50 (nearsighted or myopic). ...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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What does 20-40 vision mean?

What does 20-40 vision mean?

Answer: 20/20 means you see at 20 feet what others see at 20 feet. This is normal vision. 20/40 means you see at 20 feet what other can see at 40 feet. Vision is mildly blurred. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does having 20/200 vision mean?

What does having 20/200 vision mean?

Decreased acuity: If your best corrected vision is 20/200, then you can only view a letter at 20 feet which a normal person could see at 200 feet. This level is the dividing line for legal blindness in most jurisdictions. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does a vision of 10/365 mean?

Unstandard vision: Literally this would be equivalent to 20/730 vision which is totally unstandard. It would be between the standards of 20/400 and 20/800. In any case it is very limited vision worse than the big e on most snellen charts. You might, however, have misread someones notations since 10/365 is so unusual. ...Read more

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What does field of vision mean?

What does field of vision mean?

See below: Your visual fild is the zone that you are capable of seeing with out moving your eyes (horiz and vert). ...Read more

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What does a change in vision mean?

What does a change in vision mean?

Depends: If the change is of recent, rapid onset it could be due to a pathology of the eye, or blood vessels to the eye, or a brain problem and needs examination quickly. If the change is slow, it is most likely due to a need for a change of eyeglasses and during that examination other causes ruled out. ...Read more

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Field of vision. What does it mean?

Field of vision. What does it mean?

Peripheral vision: When someone refers to "field of vision" they are usually referring to your visual field, or the entire scope of what you see in your vision, most notably your peripheral vision. This phrase is also often used to refer to a visual field test which tests your extent to see in your peripheral vision. This is a test routinely used in the evaluation and treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have 20\20 vision?

What does it mean when you have 20\20 vision?

Normal vision: It means that you can see at 20 feet away from an object, the same as an "average" person can see at 20 feet away from the same object. ...Read more

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Does single vision mean that I am far sighted?

Does single vision mean that I am far sighted?

Probably not...: In the jargon of eye care, "single vision" usually refers to a situation in which one eye is corrected for near, the other eye for distance with contact lenses. With such a set up, one uses one eye predominantly for near, and the other for distance. It does not indicate anything about the refractive error (near or farsightedness) corrected with the contact lenses. ...Read more

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If I have 20/40 vision does that mean I need glasses?

If I have 20/40 vision does that mean I need glasses?

Depends: This depends on how you value good vision. It is a point where you can often still pass a drivers vision test at the DMV, but the joy of HD vision is lost. Glasses can often improve someone to better than 20/20. The question is somewhat of a personal choice. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vision improves after yawning?

Your eyes are dry: You produce tears when yawning. This will improve your vision if your eyes were dry to start with. Try some artificial tears and see if this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contain any redness or itching reliever in it. Just a pure lubricating drop. Use this through out the day and when waking up. Generally 3-4x/day. Dry eye is very common. If the blurry vision persists, see an eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spots of light and streaks in vision. What does this mean?

Spots of light and streaks in vision. What does this mean?

Ask your eye dr: This could be serious. You need to see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have swollen nerve, blocked vision, what does that means?

I have swollen nerve, blocked vision, what does that means?

Optic neuritis?: You should ask these questions to your ophthalmologist. If you have a swollen optic nerve, you need an extensive medical workup. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vision have gets blurry with my glasses on?

What does it mean if my vision have gets blurry with my glasses on?

Time for new glasses: Blurred vision with glasses often means the glasses prescription is no longer correct. ...Read more

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If my vision is really bad does that mean my hearing will be better?

No: Decreased vision will not change your level of hearing. You may be more away of auditory stimuli if you become blind though. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm having fluctuating vision after rk surgery?

What does it mean if I'm having fluctuating vision after rk surgery?

Radial keratotomy: Is a type of refractive surgery that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. It has been largely replaced by lasik and prk, which are both laser types of refractive surgery. It is quite common for the vision to fluctuate in patients who had rk in the past. This is due to the destabilization of the cornea from the incisions which are made during rk. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your visions gets blurry see lines and spots?

Migraine: If symptoms last between 15-30 minutes and completely resolve this is most likely an ocular migraine. If there is a headache afterward, it is considered a visual aura as part of a classic migraine event. If this is the first time you've had such symptoms, see an internist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have little spots floating around in my vision?

What does it mean when I have little spots floating around in my vision?

Floaters: Floaters are common and usually of no concern. You should see an ophthalmologist if the floaters are new, associated with a change in your vision or side vision or if you are having any flashes in your vision. ...Read more

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When I wake up I see red squiggly lines in my vision what does that mean?

Eye vessels: You are observing a normal phenomenon. The sudden and angular input of light when you wake up gives you a chance to see your blood vessels in the back of the eye which you normally do not see. ...Read more

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Seeing weird spots in my vision when looking to the far right / left of vision. What does this mean?

Seeing weird spots in my vision when looking to the far right / left of vision. What does this mean?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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There are times when my vision becomes shaky as if there's always an earthquake. Usually happens when I stare into something. What could this mean?

There are times when my vision becomes shaky as if there's always an earthquake. Usually happens when I stare into something. What could this mean?

? vertigo: Your symptoms of "earthquake" by which you probably mean that you feel shaky or tilt as if there was earth quake. Such episodes of loss of balance are frequent in vertigo. However they should happen not with staring alone but with quick head or body movements too. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does 6/6, 6/12, 6/60, vision mean?

Metric units: These are vision levels based upon a 6 meter lane in countries using the metric system. The rough equivalents are 6/6 = 20/20; 6/12 = 20/40; 6/60 = 20/200 (all approximate but close enough). ...Read more

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What to do if I have -1.50 vision. What does that mean?

Eyeglass power: This is the power of the lens that needs to be put in the eyeglasses from an optical shop. There is not a simple translation between that number and things like 20/20 or worse vision. But -1.50 is not a significant power and at your age of 35, it will be of benefit when you enter the age over 40 where near vision needs become universal. ...Read more

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What is loss of peripheral vision mean?

What is loss of peripheral vision mean?

Many possible causes: Loss of peripheral vision can occur with ocular or brain disease. There are many diseases that can take away peripheral vision. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have double vision?

A few possibilities: Double vision can be in one eye alone (monocular) or can be present only when both eyes are open (binocular). Monocular diplopia can be caused by dry eyes, cornea injury, cataracts and other conditions. Binocular diplopia is caused by misalignment of the eyes, and can be seen in strokes, diabetes, aneurysms, strabismus and injury to name a few. See a doctor immediately to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does having 20/20 vision mean?

This is the standard: For vision measurements, 20/20. Being the best vision you need to achieve. You see at 20 feet what a person without any vision correction can see at 20 feet. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you fail a peripheral vision test?

You can't: This test is not one you can pass or fail. It is a measurement of what you can see in the peripheral vision. It can be normal or abnormal. ...Read more

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What do flashing lights in your peripheral vision mean?

Migraine: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more