Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription The prescription you receive may be a chart with headings that are filled in, or it may just be written out. Message Board Tags Employment 295 subjects Glaucoma 42 subjects Low vision 515 subjects Orientation and mobility 198 subjects Sports 112 subjects Technology 505 subjects.
Used with permission. Log in to Post a Reply. The Comprehensive Low Vision Examination. Part 1 of the U.
Because you don't need sight to see the world The Outlook from Here: It is better defined in terms of function, rather than [numerical] test results.
Each eye is tested separately as your eyes are designed to compensate for each other and would not give an accurate reading. What does that mean?
You can read more about the campaign at See Now: Donate Now. The stronger the lens the more expensive it is and then with each adjustment, the cost also increases.
Reading, Writing, and Vision Loss. Ever wondered how the world looks to those with glaucoma or cataracts?
Your eye doctor will ask you to read or identify each line or row at a fixed distance usually 20 feet , although a 10-foot testing distance is also used. Without corrective lenses, their vision is probably much worse.
If both eyes are being referred to the abbreviation you will see is OU oculus uterque meaning both eyes. The reality is somewhere in between. You can use the Sight Simulator a to describe your own vision loss for your friends and family, or b use it to experience for yourself what it means to live with low vision.
Scheiman, Scheiman, and Whittaker Visual Acuity and Low Vision Visual acuity is a number that indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision.