$50 for an Eye Exam and $200 Toward Prescription Glasses at See NC Eyecare ($329 Value)

Northeast Raleigh

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Opticians examine eyes and prescribe lenses to fit into stylish frames

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The Deal

  • $50 for an eye exam and $200 towards prescription glasses ($329 value)

Upgrade to a contact lens exam for an additional $99.

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.

See NC Eyecare

Doctors Katherine Reynolds and Richard Black head up the team of eye-care professionals at See NC Eyecare. The doctors perform advanced procedures, including digital retinal scanning, wherein they make detailed digital images of the eye's interior for further study. However, the pair spends the bulk of its time conducting traditional eye exams for children, adults, and senior citizens.

Customer Reviews

great service
Dannielle R. · January 11, 2017
Doctor and staff are very professional and efficient! Great place and service!
Treshellm · December 19, 2016
Great staff, polite and respectful.
Christopher O. · November 30, 2016
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    4905 Green Rd

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    Raleigh, NC 27616


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