The inevitable quip of having 20/20 vision for 2020 has to be made – so here’s our perfect vision for 2020!
Firstly, before we explore our goal for 2020, we’re going to look at what 20/20 vision means.
What is 20/20 vision?
20/20 vision is a measurement of a person’s visual acuity 20 feet away from a test chart (which is American terminology).
Simply put, visual acuity measures how well you can see using the letter chart that your optician likely uses to test your eyes.
Although society associates having 20/20 as perfect vision, it’s possible to have even better visual acuity.
However, more suitable terminology is ‘normal vision’ rather than perfect.
Also, in the UK, 6/6 is the equivalent of 20/20 vision.
‘Perfect vision’ and eye health
Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to have 20/20 vision and need glasses too!
Our 2020 vision
Having a regular sight test is just one step of caring for your eyes.
Ultimately, eye care consists of proactive behaviours that can help maintain your eye health between visits to the optician.
Your family history, age and lifestyle choices collectively are your risk factors for developing an eye condition.
That’s why our 2020 vision is to help raise awareness of eye care, so you know how you can help maintain your eye health.
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