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What Is 20/20 Vision?

Spectacles on an eye chart

Ophthalmologists define 20/20 vision as the ability to see objects clearly from 20 feet away. This measurement refers to the sharpness or clarity of your vision, which is called normal visual acuity. However, it’s important to note that there are other aspects to your vision that are not factored into this particular measurement. For example, having 20/20 vision does not necessarily equal having great eye coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, or focus. These factors can also affect how well you see.

When you schedule an exam with an ophthalmologist, the doctor will consider all of these factors when evaluating your vision. You might choose to correct your vision with contact lenses or glasses. Or, you could ask your ophthalmologist about vision correction surgeries, such as LASIK surgery.

If you wish to schedule a consultation for LASIK surgery or other eye care procedures, please call the office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (646) 502-4142. Dr. Hornfeld’s NYC ophthalmology practice offers a wide range of services, including cataract surgery.