What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

Have you ever been to an eye doctor before and have them tell you that your vision is 20/20 and you just assume that means you have perfect eyesight? We are here to clarify the confusion of what exactly 20/20 vision means…

20/20 vision is a term used to define normal visual clarity or sharpness of an object measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet, which is normal for that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet.

20/20 does not necessarily mean perfect vision. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. There are other important vision skills, including peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision that contribute to your overall visual ability.

If you are not sure what your vision is, come to Q Optical on Newbury Street in Boston, MA for an eye exam today.

On-site eye exams are provided Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Full eye exams include glaucoma testing, dilation and refractions.

Call Dr. Q today at 617-424-9292!

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