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8 Stiles Rd. #106, Salem

for Routine Eye Exam plus $200 Toward Glasses at Salem Vision Center ( Value)

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After an optometrist performs an eye exam and makes any needed adjustments to clients’ prescriptions, customers then pick out new frames

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Adam
1 ratings1 reviews
December 9, 2018
Great friendly staff
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DanielHELPFUL REVIEWER
5 ratings3 reviews
August 16, 2017
Awesome service!!! I went in there got my eyes checked and I picked out my 400$ glasses thinking I was going to pay the difference with my $200 certificate but there was another fee? So I had to pay about 450. :(
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Mary
20 ratings1 reviews
June 30, 2017
Very helpful! Dr. Onyon was very knowledgeable!
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ETOP REVIEWER
5 ratings5 reviews
June 14, 2017
The most amazing customer service I've ever received from an eye doctor's office, the staff there are extremely professional and attentive.
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Jill
1 ratings1 reviews
January 21, 2017
Awesome staff. Would recommend to anyone!!
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Colette
3 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
I wear glasses with a very complicated prescription. I used to always go to Lens Crafters who usually were able to get it right after 5 or 6 times. Salem Vision Center was able to make my glasses the first time. They were perfect. I did not have to go back. I highly recommend Salem Vision Center.
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mary
2 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
Very friendly staff and very helpful
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Rosa
2 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
Pretty nice people there. Everyone one is polite and friendly.
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  • for a routine eye exam plus $200 toward glasses ( value)
  • Make an appointment.

Eye Charts: The Writing on the Wall

Part of your vision test will include a glance at the all-too-familiar eye chart. Read on to learn the philosophy and history behind those shrinking letters.

According to the Seattle Times, the best-selling poster in the United States isn't of Indiana Jones or the cover to Pink Floyd's Generic World Map. It's the eye chart, those iconic rows of decreasingly sized letters that grace optometrists' offices throughout the country. Aesthetics aside, the ubiquitous chart primarily tests visual acuity, which the American Optometric Association summarizes as "the clarity or sharpness of vision." Patients typically stand around 20 feet from the wall, cover one eye, and identify the smallest row of letters they can individually distinguish. Commonly, this boils patients' visual acuities down to a fraction in which 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.

These fractions were the brainchild of Herman Snellen, a Dutch ophthalmologist who designed the first popular rendition of an eye chart in the 1860s. The original versions of Snellen's chart included nine letters—C, D, E, F, L, O, P, T, and Z—as optotypes—a term for standardized symbols used to test vision. However, there was room for improvement in Snellen's design; the spacing wasn't quite standardized, and different versions incorporated serif as well as sans serif fonts. Over the years, the Snellen chart has adopted more uniform spacing and cleaner optotypes, and a few alternatives have sprung up for use in other settings. For instance, scientists prefer a chart designed by two Australian optometrists for its logarithmic progression of letter size, and one variation simply orients the single letter 'E' in different directions, making the test easier for patients who are illiterate or unfamiliar with the Roman alphabet.

For all their value, eye charts are still only capable of assessing visual acuity, not vision in general. Full eye exams almost invariably include a staring contest with an eye chart, but optometrists also use different tools to test everything from peripheral awareness and depth perception to focusing ability and color vision.

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May not be used with vision plan. Does not apply to contact lenses or contact lens services. Appointment required. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Not valid with insurance. Limit 1 per person. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Salem Vision Center

Vision, Optometrist