Eye Exam with $150 or $200 Toward Prescription Eyewear from Uptown Optometry (Up to 72% Off)

Santa Rosa

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In a Nutshell

Optometrists obtain exact prescriptions and ensure ocular health with thorough exams

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must purchase a complete pair of glasses (frame and lenses). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $89 for Eye Exam plus $150 credit toward prescription glasses ($300 value)
  • $99 for Eye Exam plus $200 credit toward prescription sunglasses ($350 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.

Customer Reviews

17 Ratings

The doctor was fantastic. She explained everything. I loved that she has updated equipment. I absolutely loved that she took the time to talk to me about some of my bad past experiences and concerns with other doctors. Great experience.
Rosemary · August 31, 2016
Uptown Optometry went well above and beyond anything I expected. They took the time to really test my eyes and make sure that things was as they should be, and make sure that I was set up with the right pair of glasses and contacts. I would highly recommend anybody go visit, and make an appointment!
Nicholas I. · August 23, 2016
I had a really great experience here. The receptionist, Kayla, was very knowledgeable and helpful. She explained various polorization i could get on my sunglass which was great. And Dr. Hayes was a doll. Very friendly and sweet. They had a great selection of cute glasses. Would definatly recommend.
Ashley M. · May 4, 2016
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    Santa Rosa

    85 Brookwood Ave

    Ste 12

    Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    +17075463836

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