C$19 for Eye Exam and Eyewear at Golden Diamond Jewellers and Optical Solutions (C$290 Value)


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An optometrist provides an eye exam, providing a prescription before providing stylish eyewear

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must redeem both package components, including eye exam and prescription glasses purchase. Exam valid only with purchase of frames and lenses; must use full voucher to receive service. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

  • Eye Exam and $250 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses or Sunglasses

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.

Customer Reviews

Professional service great deal
Andy H. · April 8, 2017
They are very pleasant to work with, they helped me select my glasses, the have great prices and willing to negotiate. The service is great! I strongly recommend you to visit them.
Perla C. · March 30, 2017
Wonderful experience! Really took the time to meet my personal liking. Even spent time with me while I decided on sunglasses that I ended up walking out with 2 pairs when I only intended on regular glasses! Fantastic experience. Highly recommended.
Jordan W. · March 29, 2017

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