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October 3, 2015
September 16, 2015
What You'll Get
- $99 for an eye exam and $200 toward a complete pair of prescription glasses (frames and lenses) ($415 total value)
Optometrists begin by performing comprehensive eye examinations, measuring visual acuity and assessing the eyes’ health and function. Clients can then select a pair of frames from a selection that includes options by designer-name brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Gucci.
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Not valid with insurance. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Husky Medicaid insurance accepted. 24 hr cancellation notice required. Not valid for contacts. Ages 5 and up. Valid only toward a complete pair of glasses including frame and lenses. Eye exam and $200 credit must be redeemed in same visit by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.