PINK EYE FACTS
Its back to school! Lets keep our kids safe and healthy this school year!
WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?
Presbyopia is the gradual decline of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects, causing the objects to appear blurry and out of focus. If you’ve noticed you have to hold a book farther away to read than you used to, you may be experiencing presbyopia.
Nearly everyone experiences presbyopia by their mid-40s. Much like adjusting the focus on a camera, a healthy eye lens flexes and changes shape to properly focus on objects at different distances. But as your eyes age, they lose their ability to flex. The result is diminished up-close vision. Thankfully, there are many different ways to treat presbyopia.
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BE EYE WISE: VISIT YOUR EYE DOCTOR EVERY YEAR!
Its a new year. Take care of yourself! Get your eyes checked!
WHAT IS 20/20 VISION?
It’s common to hear “20/20 vision” when describing good eyesight, but you may not know what the term means. 20/20 vision is a measure of one’s visual acuity and indicates how clearly we see objects on an eye chart at 20 feet. The eye chart contains images, usually letters or pictures, of a very specific size gradually getting smaller near the bottom of the page.
If your visual acuity test determines you have 20/20 vision, it means you can clearly see what a person with normal vision should be able to see from 20 feet away. If you have 20/40 vision, you can see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision can see at 40 feet. If you’re one of the few people with 20/15 vision, you can see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision sees at 15 feet, and so on. In the U.S., you may be considered “legally blind” if your best-corrected vision (distance vision while wearing glasses or contacts) is 20/200 or worse. To get a driver’s license in the U.S., your best-corrected vision usually must be at 20/40 or better. If that requires glasses or contacts, it may say so on your driver’s license, and legally you may be required to wear them at all times when driving.