Eye Exam with Glasses or Contacts at Vision World of Medford (Up to 84% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Protect your eyesight with comprehensive examinations, contact lenses, and designer frames from brands such as Prada and Gucci

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment suggested. Not valid with insurance. Contact lenses excludes toric, bifocal and hard lenses. Acuvue lenses available for additional fee. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$39 for eye exam with prescription glasses ($250 value)

  • eye exam for glasses ($50 value)
  • complete pair of glasses with frames and lenses ($200 value)

$129 for eye exam with contacts ($265 value)

  • eye exam for contacts ($125 value)
  • two boxes of standard house brand contact lenses ($140 value)

20/20 Vision: An Imperfect Ratio

The included eye exam will determine your visual acuity, which compares your vision to the 20/20 standard. Read on to find out what this metric really means.

Possessing 20/20 vision may be considered perfect, a level of visual acuity reserved for Navy pilots and the bald eagles that train them, but in fact it's not even close to average. Developed by Dutch optometrist Hermann Snellen in the 1860s, the 20/20 standard is a somewhat arbitrary distinction. After inventing his now-iconic eye chart—which consists of lines of standardized letters that get progressively smaller—Snellen also instituted the concept of a ratio to define the clarity of a patient's vision. The denominator represents how many feet away a person of normal visual acuity could stand while still discerning the letters with the same level of clarity as the patient. In other words, 20/40 vision means the patient needs to stand 20 feet away to make out the same size letters as a person with standard vision can from 40 feet.

Because the 20/20 standard is arbitrary, many people actually have considerably better eyesight, represented by such ratios as 20/15 or 20/10. In fact, in the United States, the average visual acuity is sharper than 20/20 until about age 60 or 70, when people's vision naturally starts to decline as their bangs finally grow past their eyes. Also, though it's useful for determining basic shortcomings of vision, an eye chart can't diagnose a proper glasses or contact prescription. To determine that, optometrists test many other factors, including depth perception, peripheral vision, x-ray vision, and focusing skills.

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    Vision World

    700 Patchogue Yaphank Rd

    Ste 20

    Medford, NY 11763

    +16317759607

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