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Top 4 Eye Charts Used During Eye Exams

  "Can you please read me the first 2 lines?" "Umm..sure. E, F, P." Most of us have experienced the nerve racking moment when the Optometrist asks you to read the letters off the eye chart. We start to second guess ourselves and how "blind" we are. But just like most things in medicine, there is a method to using the eye charts. Eye charts are just one of many tools the doctor uses when conducting an eye exam, but they  serve a valuable purpose when checking your vision. Eye charts are...

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Slit-Lamp Exam

Slit-Lamp Exam

What is a Slit-Lamp test or Biomicroscopy? A slit-lamp test, also called a  biomicroscopy, is an exam that is part of a good eye exam. The slit lamp exam is performed by either an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist during a routine vision check. The slit-lamp exam allows the doctor to see areas at the front of the eye. These areas include your eyelids, conjuctivia, iris, lens, sclera and your cornea. Other areas visible with the slit-lamp test are the retina and optic nerve. This exam allows the...

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Routine Eye Exams Ensure Optimal Eye Health

Routine Eye Exams Ensure Optimal Eye Health

When was the last time you had an eye exam? Has it been more than a year since your last visit to the eye doctor? If the answer to these questions is more than a year, it's time to schedule an appointment at a Stanton Optical location near you.  A common misconception about eye exams is that they're only for people who have vision problems, but the truth is that they're for everyone. Eye appointments aren't just about checking to see if you need glasses; they're also about maintaining healthy e...

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The True Meaning of 20/20 Vision

The True Meaning of 20/20 Vision

When most people hear the term 20/20 vision or find out they have 20/20 vision, they understand that to mean that they have perfect vision. They don’t hesitate to share that they have perfect 20/20 vision and do not know what it’s like to have to wear glasses or put on contacts. We don’t mean to burst their bubble, but 20/20 vision does not mean having  “perfect vision.” When the optometrist says that you have “20/20 vision” he is referring to your visual acuity, which is the cla...

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What’s the Difference Between Contact Lens Fitting vs Eye Exam?

Have you been considering wearing contacts? Are you wondering how they’ll feel, and whether you’d like them better than glasses? Then you should talk to your eye doctor during your next eye exam. You’ll want to let him know ahead of time that you’re interested in trying contact lenses, as a contact lens fitting exam is different from a regular eye exam. Eye Exam When you go to your doctor for a regular eye exam, he’s checking your eyes for more than just your latest prescription le...

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Making the Most of your Vision Insurance

In today’s workforce, many companies offer their employees not only health insurance, but, in some cases vision insurance or discount vision plans. Having these added benefits to your insurance plan ensures you will receive the proper eye care each year. Furthermore, having supplemental vision insurance can help in saving you money when purchasing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Types of Vision Insurance Most employers offer their employees two types of vision insurance: Vision Benefits Pack...

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