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Will looking at an eye chart every day improve eyesight?

Will looking at an eye chart every day improve eyesight?

No: There are no known "excercises" that have been shown in good medical studies to permanently improve your best corrected vision. The visual system is not the same as your muscular system so more repetition does not improve your vision. Looking at an eye chart every day will allow you to test your vision and alert you to any changes or weakening of your vision. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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What are the differences between an eye chart that starts with 20/200 and another that starts with 70ft-21?

What are the differences between an eye chart that starts with 20/200 and another that starts with 70ft-21?

Letter size: The snellen visual acuity (the 20/20 notation) refers to seeing certain size letters at certain distances. The sizes are standardized for the viewing distance which is traditionally 20 feet. ...Read more

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Why does squinting help you focus on eye chart?

Why does squinting help you focus on eye chart?

Blocks unfocused : Squinting cuts out some of the light that is not properly focused on the retina. It might cause wrinkles, but it won't hurt your vision. Your vision may degrade over time due to age, not due to squinting. ...Read more

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How is the snellen eye chart used?

How is the snellen eye chart used?

Snellen eye chart: A snellen eye chart is used to test vision at a standard distance. It is often used in eye clinics. ...Read more

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Help please? What is considered borderline on the eye chart?

Help please? What is considered borderline on the eye chart?

Borderline to what?: Eye charts are printed in discrete steps and depending upon where your vision falls, you have reached one or another border. For instance 20/200 is a common border for legal blindness. 20/40 is a common border in most states for legal driving. 20/20 is the commonly defined average normal vision. It is the upper border of superior vision at 20/15 or better. ...Read more

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If you can read an eye chart at 20ft as well as a person with normal vision at 30ft is vision 20/30?

If you can read an eye chart at 20ft as well as a person with normal vision at 30ft is vision 20/30?

Visual acuity: Now a person with "normal" eye sight should be able to read the row of letters of a certain size ( the 20/20 line) standing or seated 20 feet from the eye chart as any person with normal vision should be able to do. Yes, your vision would be 20/30 if you can only see the chart at 20'. But if you can also see it at 30', you would have 20/20 vision. ...Read more

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Is being able to read line 8 on the snellen eye chart a rare ability?

Is being able to read line 8 on the snellen eye chart a rare ability?

No: It depends on the size of the print on "line 8" and the distance from the chart. It is common for people to read the 20/15 equivalent, and not unusual to read 20/12, but the limit is probably about 20/10. ...Read more

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How can you measure visual acuity w/ the snellen eye chart?

How can you measure visual acuity w/ the snellen eye chart?

Read smallest line: The snellen chart is a graded series of letters or numbers smaller as you go down. The uncorrected vision is the smallest line easily read with each eye. Your ophthalmologist will present you with lenses to improve the level of the smallest line to hopefully get you to 20/20 - the standard of normal. It is a subjective test requiring your active input. ...Read more

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Where can I find an eye doctor that uses pictures instead of an eye chart?

Where can I find an eye doctor that uses pictures instead of an eye chart?

Yes: Most of the slides used for projection of the snellen lietters for determination of acuity and refraction, have a section with pictures, numbers and an e chart. Ask your ophthalmologist if you need to use one of these. Most kids over 2-2 1/2 can be taught the e game. ...Read more

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How does the mirror affect the eye chart in a visual acuity test?

How does the mirror affect the eye chart in a visual acuity test?

Lengthens light path: Most offices do not have a 20 foot lane. But standards and available charts are made to reflect a 20 foot lane. The way to handle this is to use mirror (s) to reflect the image the proper distance to approximate a 20 foot lane. The letter images can also be enlarged or diminished as needed but this will change the standardization. A 20 foot light path is the standard. ...Read more

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