The elusive 20/20 vision is what everyone wants, but what does this exactly mean? The truth is that this term “perfect vision” is subjective. We know that 20/20 visual acuity that is often touted as the ultimate score during an eye exam, but it’s not the best that you can get. This simply means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a person with normal vision sees at 20 feet. It’s entirely possible to have visual acuity that is higher than 20/20. For example, if you end up having 20/10 visual acuity, your eyesight is twice as sharp as that of a person with what’s considered normal vision.
Improving Your Eyesight
You can attain what’s considered normal vision in a variety of ways. An optometrist is able to prescribe corrective lenses to enhance and sharpen your visual acuity to an acceptable level. While it won’t be true “perfect” vision, it can be better than the eyesight of many people without glasses!
The newest and highly effective method involves laser corrective (refractive) eye surgery which reshapes the surface of the eye with a laser. It’s a great way to correct all refractive error (how your eye focuses light) so that you can attain that 20/20 vision you’ve always dreamed of, without having to wear corrective lenses!
It’s difficult to qualify what “perfect” vision is. Eye exams conducted by our Boca Raton optometrists focus on the ability to identify letters or numbers on a standardized eye chart from a specific viewing distance. A regular eye exam does not take into account moving objects or different colors of objects. Some people may have a lower static visual acuity but a higher level of certain dynamic visual skills that help them excess at different sports and activities.
Contact The Eye Doc of Boca
Our board-certified optometrists and licensed opticians have been helping Boca Raton area residents for over 20 years with excellent eye care. From start to finish, each experience is personalized to ensure maximum comfort and attention to the details of our patients’ eye health.
From cutting-edge technology to a large high-end collection of eyewear, Eye Doc of Boca is a boutique eyeglass store and an all-in-one solution for your vision and optometry needs. We are proudly serving the residents of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach and all of the surrounding areas.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida: