Frequently asked questions about vision care
Do you think you are in need of glasses for vision correction? Are you trying to choose an optometrist to see for your vision care needs? There are probably lots of questions that you have about your own vision care needs and the industry as a whole. Thankfully, at Mountain Eye Care, we can assist you with finding the answers you are looking for. Our vision care specialists at MEC are here to assist you with all of your vision care inquiries and needs. From eye exams and glasses fittings to a large selection of glasses from high-end brands, we are your one-stop-shop for everything vision-related. In this article, we share some information about some frequently asked questions about vision care for your research.
How does normal vision develop?
Newborn infants are able to see, but as they use their eyes during the first months of life, vision improves. During early childhood years, the visual system changes quickly and vision continues to develop. If a child cannot use his or her eyes normally, vision does not develop properly and may even decrease. After the first nine years of life, the visual system is usually fully developed and usually cannot be changed.
What is visual acuity?
Acuity is the measure of the eye’s ability to distinguish the smallest identifiable letter or symbol, its details, and shape, usually at a distance of 20 feet. This measurement is usually given in a fraction. The top number refers to the testing distance measured in feet and the bottom number is the distance from which a normal eye should see the letter or shape.
What is low vision?
Low vision is a term describing a level of vision below normal (20/70 or worse) that cannot be corrected with conventional glasses. Low vision is not the same as blindness. People with low vision can use their sight. However, low vision may interfere with the performance of daily activities, such as reading or driving.
How often do I need to change my prescription?
There is no predetermined schedule for changing glasses or contacts. It is necessary to change your prescription only when it no longer provides adequate correction. However, it is still a good idea to have regular eye examinations.
These are just a few frequently asked questions about vision care. To learn more about vision care and everything that goes with it, we encourage you to get in touch with a member of our Mountain Eye Care team today.
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