CFE Eye Stories

Visual Acuity Measurements

The term "20/20" and similar fractions (such as 20/40, 20/60, etc.) are visual acuity measurements. They also are called Snellen fractions, named after Herman Snellen, the Dutch ophthalmologist who developed this measurement system in 1862. Your eye doctor will use an...

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Visual Acuity defined

Visual Acuity defined

Visual acuity. This, literally, is the sharpness of your vision. Visual acuity is measured by your ability to identify letters or numbers on a standardized eye chart from a specific viewing distance. It's tested one eye at a time, with the help of a standardized...

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What To Expect In Your First Eye Exam

What To Expect In Your First Eye Exam

What To Expect In Your First Eye Exam During the first part of the eye exam, you will be brought to a pretest room where your peripheral vision will be checked, your current eyewear prescription will be measured and your preliminary new prescription will be...

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Blue Light and the Effect on your Eyesight

In this video, we'll talk about blue light and how it affects your eyes. Sunlight is made up of many different colors of light, one of which is blue - the topic of this video. Recent studies on the effect of blue light on your eyes and overall vision have shown that...

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What is Keratoconus

The cornea is the clear skin tissue that composes the outermost layer of the eye. It is responsible for bending the light that enters the eye. Keratoconus is a slow, progressive, thinning of the cornea which causes blurred vision.

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Contact Lens Options for Your Vision

Simply put, a contact lenses is a plastic covering for the front of the eye which applies your glasses prescription directly to the eye. Contact lenses come in multiple options and provide correction for many visual disorders.

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